Tide May Be Turning In Presidential Race - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tide May Be Turning In Presidential Race

Published May 30, 2016

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A new poll aggregate shows support growing for nearly every candidate for President of Iceland – except for the frontrunner.

Kjarninn, in conjunction with Boston University professor of mathematics Baldur Héðinsson, aggregated the results of several polls taken over the past two weeks which asked respondents who they would vote for if presidential elections were held today.

According to the results, historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is still the frontrunner, at 60.5%. However, this has declined steadily from about 68% some two weeks previous.

At the same time, support has been growing for other candidates. Morgunblaðið co-editor Davíð Oddsson is currently in a distant second, at 20.3%, but this is up from 14.3% two weeks ago. Author Andri Snær Magnason went from 11.4%, then down slightly, and then back up to 11.7% over the same span of days.

Financier Halla Tómasdóttir nearly doubled her level of support over this period, going from 2% to 3.8%. No other candidates rose above 2%.

Presidential elections are to be held on June 25.

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