From Iceland — Independence Party Reaches Historic Low

Independence Party Reaches Historic Low

Published January 21, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Anna Andersen

A new poll from Market and Media Research shows the Independence Party at an all-time low, and the Pirate Party on top once again.

According to the poll, support for the Independence Party is now at 20.6%. While this makes them the second most-supported party in the country – far after the Pirates, who maintain their lead 11 months on, at 34.9% – this remains the lowest level of support for the Independence Party since such polling began, Kjarninn reports.

The other party in the ruling coalition, the Progressive Party, took a small dip between polls, and are now at 11.5%. Support for the ruling coalition as a whole also shrank between polls, and is now at 31.2%.

Where other parties are concerned, all opposition parties saw a slight rise in support. The Social Democrats are now polling at 12.9%; the Leftist-Greens, at 11.4%; and Bright Future, at 5.3%.

The next parliamentary elections will be held in May 2017.

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