From Iceland — Social Dems Poll At All-Time Low

Social Dems Poll At All-Time Low

Published July 8, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Support for the Social Democrats has dipped to the single digits, while the Pirates remain the most supported in the country.

According to the results of a new poll from Market and Media Research, which was conducted during the last week of June, support for the Pirate Party went from 32.4% to 33.2% between polls, and are still the largest party in the country.

Where the ruling coalition is concerned, support for the Independence Party went from 23.3% to 23.8%, while support for the Progressives went from 10% to 10.6%. Despite this modest increase, they still barely edge out the Pirates in combined support, and are currently polling as low as the previous government did just before elections in May 2013.

Amongst other parties in the opposition, the Left-Greens were the only party apart from the Pirates to see a rise in support; in their case, from 10.5% to 12%. Support for the Social Democrats decreased between polls, from 11.6% to 9.3%, reaching an all-time low, as they have never polled this low before. Bright Future similarly lost some support, going from 6.8% to 5.6%.

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