Best Party Has Largest Support

Published September 22, 2013

The Best Party has the most support of the Reykjavík city council parties, a new Gallup poll shows.
RÚV reports that, according to the poll, the Best Party is at 35%, up from 32% in April. This about the same level of support they had during municipal elections in 2010.
All other parties, with the exception of the Leftist-Greens, have lost support. The Independence Party is at 31%, down from 34% in the elections. The Social Democrats are at 15%, down four points from where they were during elections, and the Progressives are at 4%, while they were at 9% at the time of the 2010 elections. At the same time, support for the Leftist-Greens increased from 7% during the elections to 11% today.
If municipal elections were held today, these results would mean that of Reykjavík city council’s 13 seats, the Best Party would have six, the Social Democrats would have five and the Leftist-Greens would have two. In other words, the only difference between party distribution at the time of the elections and now is that the Leftist-Greens would gain a seat while the Social Democrats would lose one.
The poll was conducted between August 15 and September 14. The total sample size was 2,682 capital residents aged 18 and older, with 60.1% responding. 13% had no position or refused to answer, while 6% said they intended to submit a blank ballot or not vote at all.



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