From Iceland — Capacent Vast Majority Want Minister from Outside Parliament

Capacent Vast Majority Want Minister from Outside Parliament

Published June 2, 2010

According to the results of the latest iteration of an on-going Capacent poll, 80% of Icelanders want ministers from outside of parliament.
The poll is actually in accordance with another poll from last April, which showed that the most popular ministers – Minister of Business Gylfi Magnússon and Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir – are appointees who do not hail from any political party.
Other results from the poll:
-Three-fourths of the nation favor combining and decreasing the number of ministries, while one-tenth are opposed.
-Support for the different political parties is more or less unchanged from the previous poll, taken in April. In order of least to most popular, 14% support the Progressives now and in April, the Social Democrats took a small dip, from 23% to 22%, along side the Leftist-Greens, who went from 28% to 27%. Meanwhile, the Independence Party rose from 28% to 30%.
However, the current ruling coalition remains the most popular force in the country, both in terms of the combined popularity of the Social Democrats and the Leftist-Greens (49%) and when respondents were asked if they liked the job the government was doing (45%).

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