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Most Voters Decided On Presidential Question

Published June 25, 2012

With elections only days away, it appears that most Icelanders have made up their minds already on who they intend to vote for.
As reported, the two front-runners in the race are incumbent Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and broadcast journalist Þóra Arnórsdóttir. The two are currently polling at 44.8% and 37%, respectively, according to Capacent.
Meanwhile, Ari Trausti Guðmundsson and Herdís Þorgeirsdóttir have seen a slight rise in support, of about 1% each, from last month. They stand now at 10.5% and 5.3% respectively.
In a poll conducted by DV, the vast majority of respondents – 84.5% – said they have already decided who they are going to vote for, while 11.7% remain undecided. Another 4% said they did not intend to vote.
This 11.7% could make the race go either way for Ólafur and Þóra – or simply go to one or more of the other contenders. Regardless, the current polls make this still too soon to tell who will end up Iceland’s next president.


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