Conservatives Would Take City Hall - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Conservatives Would Take City Hall

Published June 21, 2012

The Independence Party has the strongest support when it comes to city politics, according to a new poll.
RÚV reports that the poll, conducted by Capacent, puts support for the Independence Party at 43%. If elections were held today, they would have the mayoral seat and control the ruling coalition formed.
The party currently in power – the Best Party – is at 23%, while their partners – the Social Democrats – are at 19%. This puts the current ruling coalition’s level of support just slightly under that of the conservatives. Meanwhile, support for the Leftist-Greens is at 8% and the Progressives, who do not have a seat in city hall, are at 3%.
In terms of individual players, Independence Party chairperson Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir enjoys the most support, at 51.7%, followed by Social Democrat Dagur B. Eggertsson, at 23.6%. The mayor, Jón Gnarr, has 19.5% and Leftist-Green Sóley Tómasdóttir has 5%.
Of those 1,500 contacted for the poll, conducted online between May 24 and June 14, only 64% responded.


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