From Iceland — Progressives Polling Their Lowest In Years

Progressives Polling Their Lowest In Years

Published July 7, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

A new poll from Market and Media Research shows most parties saw little to no difference in terms of levels of support since the last poll, taken two weeks previous, with one major exception: the Progressives.

This party, which leads the ruling coalition with the Independence Party, was polling at 11.4% just two weeks ago. Today, they are at 6.4%. The party not only now has the second lowest level of support amongst parliamentary parties; they also have not polled this low since December 2008.

The only other parliamentary party which polled lower than the Progressives was Bright Future, whose support remained unchanged between polls, at 2.9%.

Other parties also saw little to no difference in support between polls. The Independence Party and the Pirates remain the two largest parties in the country, currently at 25.3% and 24.3% respectively. The Left-Greens are at 18%; the Social Democrats are at 10.9%; and centre-right newcomers Viðreisn are at 6.7%.

Parliamentary elections are slated to be held this autumn, although no exact date has yet been set.

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