From Iceland — Opinion Poll Potpourri

Opinion Poll Potpourri

Published March 2, 2010

According to a recent Capacent poll, the Independence Party has lost support since last month among Reykjavík residents. Today, 37% said they would vote for the Independence Party in city council elections if they were held today, down from 41% in January. The party currently leads the city. At the same time, the Social Democrats have seen their support increase by 1% since January, putting them at 34%.
Both parties would get six of city council’s 15 available seats. The remaining three would go to the Leftist-Greens – neither the Progressives nor the Liberals appear ready to win a seat.
On the national front, the Independence Party – driven from power barely a year ago by popular protest – are now the largest party in the country. At the same time, support for the ruling coalition has decreased to 47%; down by three points since last month.
While support for the conservatives has remained unchanged since January, support for the Social Democrats has decreased such that for the first time since the new government was formed, the Leftist-Greens now have more support than the Social Dems.

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