From Iceland — Conservatives Gaining in Reykjavík

Conservatives Gaining in Reykjavík

Published May 28, 2010

The latest polls indicate that support for the Independence Party is growing, while support for both the Best Party and the Social Democrats has fallen in the past week.
According to a poll conducted by Stöð 2 and Fréttablaðið, the Best Party is still the largest party in the city, with 40.9% of respondents saying they intend to vote for them, but this equals seven of 15 seats – losing the one seat they had last week which gave them a clean majority, when their support was at 43.9%.
Meanwhile, the Independence Party has seen their support go up from 21.1% to 26.7% in the past week alone, giving them four seats instead of the three they were polling with last week. They currently have seven seats in city council.
The Social Democrats have seen a modest but significant drop in support, from 21.1% to 18.3% this week. This would give them three seats in city council, whereas they have four seats currently.
The Leftist-Greens have also seen their support take a dip, from 9.8% last week to 8.9% yesterday. This equates one seat on city council, while they have two seats at the moment.
No other party is projected to win a seat.
Elections are tomorrow, so please, familiarize yourself with the platforms of every party, and vote your conscience.

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