A new poll shows the populist Progress Party surging past the Conservatives to once again carve out a position as Norway's second most popular political party. The Progress Party (Fr.P) was the only one of the top parties to record significant gains in the Opinion poll carried out for Aftenposten and NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting). Despite a decline, the so-called red-green alliance of the Labor, Socialist Left and Center parties would still have a slender majority coalition if these results were to take place at September's national elections. The Progress Party rose from 18.4 to 20.3 percent, passing the Conservatives who fell hard from 19 to 15.9 percent, their lowest level this year. The survey revealed that the swing was greatly due to many Conservative voters switching allegiance to the Progress Party and that the Fr.P is now more popular than the Conservatives with all age groups, and both sexes. The Conservatives only have the edge against their right-wing rivals in the segment of highly educated voters. The leaders of the potential left-center coalition, the Labor Party, fell 1.6 percent points to 28.6 percent but remain clearly the largest party in Norway.