The Danes go the polls on Thursday with the centre-right Prime Minister Lars Lokke Ramussen remaining confident that his “blue bloc” will win the election.
But the latest opinion poll shows the centre-left “red bloc” slightly ahead, albeit by only 2.3 percentage points.
Ramussen’s liberal-conservative coalition has been in power for a decade which has ended with the deepest economic recession since World War Two.
He admits some voters could simply be looking for a change.
That could come in the form the left grouping leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt who, if she wins, will become Denmark’s first female prime minister.
She wants Danes to work an extra hour a week to kick-start growth. Jobs and living standards, it seems, are what this election is all about for most people.
But with such a close run expected it could be that smaller parties, including the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party, could end up holding the balance of power.