Danish opposition leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt of the Social Democrats and Villy Soevndahl of the Socialist People's Party (Reuters)
Polls show Denmark's left-leaning Social Democrats could return to power after a decade in opposition, making party leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt the country's first female prime minister.
The opposition bloc held on to a clear lead over Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's centre-right coalition in three polls released Wednesday, the day before a parliamentary election.
The Ramboell and Megafon polls showed the opposition winning 91 seats against 84 for the government. Voxmeter showed the opposition winning 92-83. Each poll included about 1,000 people and error margins ranged between 2.5-3.0 percentage points.
They did not include the four seats in the 179-seat Parliament given to the semiautonomous territories of Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.