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Poll shows falling support for Swedish government coalition

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Support for Sweden’s centre-left minority coalition government fell to 32.6 percent, down from 36.4 percent in November, a poll by the statistics office showed on Tuesday.

Together with their budget partner, the Left Party, Social Democrats and Greens would be backed by 40.0 percent against 43.4 percent in November if an election were held now, the poll showed.

The four-party Alliance opposition bloc was supported by 38.6 percent, compared with 39.2 percent in the previous survey.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, saw their support riseto 18.5 percent from 14.8 percent.

The Nordic country holds its next general election in September.

The poll, which is the country’s biggest and conducted twice per year, consisted of just over 4,600 interviews carried out between April 27 and May 29.

Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas Pollard