Reykjavík Conservatives Polling Lower Than Ever - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reykjavík Conservatives Polling Lower Than Ever

Published May 21, 2014

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Gúndi

The latest polls for up-coming municipal elections in Reykjavík show the Independence Party polling lower than it ever has before.

Vísir reports that, according to a poll conducted by the Social Science Department of the University of Iceland, the party with the highest level of support right now is the Social Democrats. Currently polling at 34.1%, this equals six seats on Reykjavík’s 15-seat city council.

At the same time, support for the Independence Party is now at 21.5%, an historic low for the party, equating only three city council seats.

Polling slightly better is Bright Future, at 22%, equating four seats. This is much lower than where their now-defunct sister party, the Best Party, was polling at when Jón Gnarr was leading the list in 2010. During those elections, the Best Party won six seats.

Both the Pirate Party and the Left-Greens are polling well enough to equate a seat each on city council. The Progressives (running as The Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport) are polling at about 3%, and would not win a seat if elections were held today. The same could also be said about Dögun, polling at 2.1%, and the People’s Front of Iceland, who are currently at 0.6%.

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