Former broadcast journalist and current presidential candidate Þóra Arnórsdóttir came out considerably ahead of current president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson in a voluntary online poll offered by Vísir.
As reported, support for Þóra has already been quite strong. She was able to gather the necessary 1,500 signatures for her candidacy in a single day, and a poll DV conducted showed the most support for her – 57,3%, while Ólafur came in at 27.5%.
Vísir offered a voluntary online poll over the weekend which saw high levels of participation – 7,874 unique votes were cast in all. In the end, Þóra again came out on top, with the support of 43% of respondents, while Ólafur came in at 35%.
The next closest candidate, Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, finished with 15%, while every other candidate ranked in the single digits.
It should be pointed out that even though only one vote was allowed per IP address, the poll is not entirely scientific – the selection sample was limited to readers of visir.is, and there were no controls conducted regarding an even number of men and women, urban and rural voters, different age groups and so on.