Conservatives Losing Support, Pirates Still On Top - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Conservatives Losing Support, Pirates Still On Top

Published October 22, 2015

Photos by
Natsha Nandabhiwat

Support for the Independence Party is dropping, while the Pirate Party has the greatest level of support for seven months running now.

According to a new poll from Market and Media Research, the Pirate Party has the greatest level of support, currently polling at 34.2%. This is similar to the numbers they got during the previous poll, conducted last month.

At the same time, the Independence Party – which shares the ruling coalition with the Progressive Party – fell from 25.3% during the last poll and 21.7% today. The Progressive Party hovers at 10.4%, making the combined support of both parties still slightly lower than that of the Pirate Party by itself.

Where other parties are concerned, the Left-Greens saw an upswing between polls, from 8.3% to 11.8%; the Social Democrats stayed relatively unchanged, going from 11.8% to 11.3%; and Bright Future saw an uptick from 5.9% to 6.5%.

Barring a collapse of government, the next parliamentary elections will be held in 2017.

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