From Iceland — Support For Government Increases, Pirates Still Largest Party

Support For Government Increases, Pirates Still Largest Party

Published July 2, 2015

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Natsha Nandabhiwat

Support for the ruling coalition increased slightly over the past month, but the Pirate Party still has the highest level of support.

RÚV reports that, according to a new poll from Þjóðarpúls Gallup, support for the government coalition of the Independence Party and the Progressives increased slightly over the past month. During that time, support for the former went from 22.5% to 24.5%, while the latter also increased by about two percent, from 9% to 11.3%.

These results are still far under where they were polling before elections just a little over two years ago, when they were at 27% and 24%.

The Pirate Party saw a dip of about two percent, but remains the largest party in the country. Their support went from 34% to 32% over the past month.

Other parties remained relatively stable between polls, with the Social Democrats at 11.4%; the Left-Greens with 10.3% and Bright Future with 6.4%.

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