Government Support Increases Slightly — The Reykjavik Grapevine

Government Support Increases Slightly

Published June 3, 2011

Support for the ruling coalition increased by a small degree, although
the conservatives remain the strongest party in the country.
RÚV reports that according to the results of the latest Gallup poll, 37% of
Icelanders now support the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats and
the Leftist-Greens. This is 3% more than last month. The individual
parties within that coalition, however, did not fare as well. Support
for the Social Democrats rose by 2%, to 23%. Support for the
Leftist-Greens remained steady, at 16%.
As has been the case since a few months after elections in 2009, the
Independence Party remains the strongest party in the country, and is currently at 35%,
although their support did dip by one percentage point since last month.
The Progressive Party has the support of 16% of voters, and The Movement
comes in at 4%, both parties remaining unchanged from the previous
Voter dissatisfaction remains high. 15% said they would submit a blank
ballot or not vote at all if elections were held today. 6% said they
would vote for a party not currently holding a seat in parliament. 14%
were either undecided or refused to say how they would vote.

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