Progressives Happiest With The President - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Progressives Happiest With The President

Published December 30, 2015

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Michael Wuertenberg

Support for the president took a dip between polls, but he remains as popular as ever amongst Progressive voters.

According to the latest poll from Market and Media Research, conducted on December 18, 47.8% of respondents said they were pleased with the job President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is doing. This is down from 54.8% less than two weeks previous, on December 7, when the last poll was taken.

At the same time, 25.2% said they were displeased with the president’s performance, and 26.9% had no opinion.

Looking at the demographics, men were more likely than women to be satisfied with the president (at 25% and 19% respectively). His level of popularity was relatively stable across age groups, but this popularity trended downwards the more educated a respondent was.

By party affiliation, the president received his greatest level of support from Progressive Party voters, 81% of whom said they were either very pleased or somewhat pleased with his performance. By contrast, Social Democrat voters were least happy with the president, with only 18% saying they were very pleased or somewhat pleased by the job he has been doing.

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