From Iceland — Days Before Election, New Poll Shows One Frontrunner

Days Before Election, New Poll Shows One Frontrunner

Published June 23, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Hakon Broder Lund

A new poll taken last Tuesday shows historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson to be the clear frontrunner in the Icelandic presidential race.

According to the results of the poll, conducted by Fréttablaðið/Stöð 2/Vísir last Tuesday, 49% of respondents said they would vote for Guðni, down by about 7% from last week. At the same time, his next-closest competitor – entrepreneur and lecturer Halla Tómasdóttir – is at 19.6%, up by 10% from the previous poll.

12.9% said they would vote for author Andri Snær Magnason, which shows little change from the previous poll, while 12.4% said they were voting for Morgunblaðið co-editor Davíð Oddsson, reflecting a decline of 3.7% from last week. Professional truck driver Sturla Jónsson is at 2.5%, but no other candidate broke the 2% mark.

Icelandic presidential elections are to be held this Saturday. If you can and want to vote, but are still undecided, have a look at our interviews with the candidates.


Our Local Regent: Great Moments In Icelandic Presidential History

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!

Show Me More!