Progress Party has its best poll result since July last year. For the first time, the party reaches the support of 22.8 percent, according to the poll by Norstat for NRK in July.
- I think this shows that we are a real alternative to the coalition, and that we are an important corrective force for the other bourgeois parties, said party leader Siv Jensen to NRK.
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The Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) is described as conservative and right-wing populist. Ever since its foundation, other parties have consistently refused the Progress Party's efforts to join any governing coalition at the state level. The reasons have mainly included concerns about the party's alleged position on immigration issues.
After the 22 July Terrorist Attackts, the party's top members' controversial statements and Breivik's being a former FrP member had led the support level of the party to 11.9 percent.