On Top For A Solid Year, Pirates Break New Ground - The Reykjavik Grapevine

On Top For A Solid Year, Pirates Break New Ground

Published March 2, 2016

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Anna Dommick

The Pirate Party has reached new heights in a new Gallup poll on party support, despite well-publicised internal conflicts within the party.

RÚV reports that the results of a new Gallup poll on party support shows, once again, that the Pirate Party has the greatest level of support in Iceland. This has been the case since at least March 2015. They are now at 35.9%, which is reportedly a new high for the party within Gallup poll results.

The poll results are especially interesting in light of well-publicised internal conflicts within the party. These conflicts, however, have not been major rifts so much as disagreements, but they have warranted the hiring of a workplace psychologist by the Pirates to improve communications and relations within the party.

Where other parties are concerned, the ruling coalition – comprised of the Independence Party and the Progressives – are now at 23.7% and 11%, respectively. As such, their combined levels of support still do not reach that of the Pirate Party.

In the opposition, the Left-Greens have 10.8%; the Social Democrats, 9.7%; and Bright Future scarcely rank, with a paltry 3.3%


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