From Iceland — Support For Government Gets Even Lower

Support For Government Gets Even Lower

Published November 7, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Alísa Kalyanova

A new poll from Market and Media Research (MMR) shows support for the ruling coalition now at about 33% – the lowest it has ever ranked.

According to the poll, the current support for the ruling coalition of the Independence Party and the Progressives is down from 34% two weeks ago. Taken separately, support for the Independence Party dropped from 26.1% to 23.6%, while support for the Progressives went from 10.1% to 12.3% today.

Where the opposition is concerned, results were mixed. The Social Democrats went from 15.1% to 16.1% between polls. Bright Future dipped from 20% to 18.6%; the Pirate Party went from 12.2% to 11.3%; and the Left-Greens went from 10% to 10.7%.

These latest figures show an all-time low amount of support for the ruling coalition, and the poll itself was conducted from October 29 to November 4. As reported, anti-government protests in front of parliament were held last Monday, and drew about 4,500 Icelanders in attendance.

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