Public support for the ruling coalition has increased slightly, but remains lower than the support had by the conservatives.
Elections may be a year away, but the latest figures from Gallup still show the government has a lot of catching up to do in terms of public support. RÚV reports that support for the ruling coalition as at about 31%, a 3-point increase from the previous poll. Taken separately, the Social Democrats are now at 18.7% and the Leftist-Greens are at 11.5%.
Meanwhile, the Independence Party saw a 1% dip in support, but this still puts them at 37%, well ahead of the sitting government. The Progressives also lost some support, having gone from 13% to 12.5%.
The largest drop in support, though, was for Solidarity, the party founded by former Leftist-Green Lilja Mósesdóttir earlier this year. In February, this party was polling at about 21%; today, they are at 6.9%
5,400 people were contacted for this poll. Of them, 62% responded. Of them, 72% had a party they supported, while 15% said they intended to submit a blank ballot or not vote.
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