From Iceland — Guðni Surges Ahead In New Presidential Election Poll

Guðni Surges Ahead In New Presidential Election Poll

Published May 11, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Lennart Perlenhem/Creative Commons/

About 70% of respondents to a new poll said they would vote for historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson if elections were held today.

According to the results of a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, which asked respondents who they would vote for if presidential elections were held today, 69% said they would vote for Guðni.

At the same time, 13.7% said they would vote for author Andri Snær Magnason, and 10.7% chose Davíð Oddsson.

These results reflect similar results in other polls, such as the latest MMR poll, which also places Guðni in the lead, with Davíð trailing far behind.

A less scientific online poll from DV asked readers if they would consider voting for Davíð as President, and the results were also decidedly not in his favour. 71.8% said they would not consider voting for him, but 25.5% said they would. This is also reflected in a person-on-the-street poll conducted by Stöð 2 at the Kringlan shopping centre – most people interviewed there were less than happy with Davíð running.

Presidential elections in Iceland will be held on June 25.

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