From Iceland — Pirates Top Gallup Poll Ten Months In A Row

Pirates Top Gallup Poll Ten Months In A Row

Published February 2, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Art Bicnick

The Pirate Party is still ahead of all other parties in the country, and have been above 30% since April 2015.

Kjarninn reports that, according to the results of the latest Gallup poll, the Pirate Party has the most support of any parliamentary party, coming in at 35.3%. They have, in fact, been above 30% and the largest party in the country in every successive Gallup poll taken since April 2015.

The ruling coalition – comprised of the Progressive Party and the Independence Party – barely edges out the Pirates with their combined support. The Progressives are currently polling at about 12%, while the Independence Party is at 24.4%.

Where other parties are concerned, the Left-Greens are currently at 10.8%; the Social Democrats, at 9.2% (the lowest level of support they have ever received in a Gallup poll); and Bright Future is at 3.6%, which would erase their seats in parliament if elections were held today.

The Pirate Party has been polling strong across multiple polls – Gallup, MMR and Fréttablaðið/Stöð 2 – for close to a year now. However, parliamentary elections will not be held until May 2017.

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