All Parties See Drop In Support - The Reykjavik Grapevine

All Parties See Drop In Support

Published March 5, 2012

All of Iceland’s political parties have seen a drop in support,while Samstaða (Solidarity) enjoys levels of support on par with the Leftist-Greens.
As reported last month, Samstaða made a strong initial showing. According to a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2 at the time, the party would win 14 seats in parliament if elections were held at that time. According to the latest Gallup poll, it is also now polling on par with the Leftist-Greens.
Presently, the Independence Party remains the largest party in the country, at 33%. With the Social Democrats at 18.7% and the Leftist-Greens at 12%, this makes the conservatives stronger than the ruling coalition’s combined powers. The Progressives are also fairing slightly better than the Leftist-Greens, at 13%, and the Movement is currently polling at 2.7%.
Solidarity came in at 11.3%, nearly on the same level of support as the Leftist-Greens. However, this is a steep drop from the 21% they achieved with the previous poll. Guðmundur Steingrímsson’s party Bright Future is at 4%.
61.7% of those contacted for the Gallup poll responded. 14.3% said they either did not intend to vote, or would be submitting a blank ballot.

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