From Iceland — Progressive Party May Be In Trouble

Progressive Party May Be In Trouble

Published September 12, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Anna Andersen

The Progressive Party, which leads the ruling coalition, is now only the fourth largest party in the country, and edges out the others by about 2%.

According to the newest poll from Market and Media Research, the Independence Party is once again the largest party in the country, with 28.2% of respondents saying they would vote for the party if parliamentary elections were held today. The Independence Party has also seen a rise in support since the last poll, taken a month previous, when it was polled at 26.6%.

Bright Future is the next largest party, which went from 17.6% to 17.8% between polls. Less than a point behind them are the Social Democrats, who are currently at 16.9%, but were at 20.3% a month ago.

Trailing behind them all are the Progressives, currently at 11.3% and up from 10.1% in the previous poll. At the same time, they edge out the two other parliamentary parties who polled lower than they did – the Left-Greens and the Pirate Party – by only about 2%. The Left-Greens have gone from 11.8% to 10.1%, while the Pirates have gone from 10.3% to 9.2%.

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