From Iceland — Slim Majority Support Icesave Deal

Slim Majority Support Icesave Deal

Published January 26, 2011

A slim majority of Icelanders believe Iceland should sign the new Icesave deal, according to the latest poll on the subject.
The poll, conducted by newspaper Fréttablaðið, shows that 56.4% of respondents support the new Icesave deal, which has considerably lower interest rates than the previous one, and puts more responsibility on the banks than the government to pay. By contrast, 43.6% remained against signing the deal.
By party affiliation, only the conservatives appear to be against the Icesave agreement, although not by a great margin. 53% said they opposed the deal.
Meanwhile, support was greatest among Social Democrats, at 71%, while Progressives came in a distant second, at 60%. Leftist-Greens followed close behind at 56%.
46% of those who took part in the poll said they would either turn in a blank ballot, not vote at all, or would not say what party they would vote for if elections were held today.
Of the 800 called for the poll, 73.4% took part.
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