The results of a new Gallup poll show the Progressives ranking lower than they ever have since Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson was made chairperson in 2009. At the same time, the Pirate Party is now large enough to go from three seats to 24 if elections were held today, making them still the most heavily supported party in Iceland.
According to the results, the Progressive Party – which leads the coalition government, is now at 8.9%. This is the lowest the party has ranked since Sigmundur Davíð took over in early 2009. Their partners in the ruling coalition – the Independence Party – rose slightly upwards from the last poll, to 23%.
The combined support of the ruling coalition still does not match the support for the Pirate Party by itself, which went up to 34.1% between polls. In fact, the ruling coalition as a single unit has not ranked this low in their over two years in office so far.
Every other party polled saw small dips in support. The Social Democrats are at 12.4%; the Left-Greens are at 9.8% and Bright Future is now at 7.4%.
If elections were held today, Iceland’s 63-seat parliament would be divided up like so:
Pirate Party: 24 seats
Independence Party: 15
Social Democrats: 8
Progressive Party: 5
Bright Future: 5