Ruling Coalition Sees Boost In Support In Another Poll - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Ruling Coalition Sees Boost In Support In Another Poll

Published May 5, 2016

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Art Bicnick

A new poll from Market and Media Research shows the ruling coalition rising in support, as the Pirates take a hit.

Kjarninn reports that there have been significant changes in levels of party support between two MMR polls; the first taken in early April, the second taken later in the month.

According to the results, the Pirate Party is still the most popular party in the country, at 29%, but this is down from 37% in the previous poll.

At the same time, the ruling coalition – comprised of the Progressives and the Independence Party – have seen a rise in support. Between the past two polls, the Progressives went from 9% to 11% and the Independence Party went from 23% to 28%. Support for ruling coalition as a whole also rose during this time, from 26% to 33%.

Opposition parliamentary parties had mixed levels of support. Support for the Left-Greens went from 13% to 14% between polls; the Social Democrats stayed unchanged at 10%; and Bright Future dipped from 6% to 3.5%.

The results are very similar to the latest Gallup poll, which also saw support for the ruling coalition rise while support for the Pirates dropped.

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