The current coalition of the Best Party and the Social Democrats would not have the votes to maintain a majority, and the Independence Party would again have the mayor’s seat if elections were held today, a new poll shows.
A Gallup poll asked respondents which party they would vote for if elections were held today. 36.9% – the largest percentage – said they would vote for the conservatives. This is an increase of 10% from the previous elections, and would give them six of city council’s 15 seats.
The Best Party, led by mayor Jón Gnarr, received the support of 27.3% of those polled. This takes them down by about 8%, but gives them four seats in city hall.
The Social Democrats saw a slight decrease in support, ranking at 19% of those polled, equating 3 seats in city hall. Thus would the current coalition lose its majority.
The Leftist-Greens held relatively stable at 11.2%, giving them two seats, while the Progressives still don’t have the votes to get a seat on city hall, finishing with a paltry 2.5%. About 3.5% said they would vote for other parties.