Pirates And Conservatives Neck-And-Neck - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Pirates And Conservatives Neck-And-Neck

Published September 23, 2016

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The latest poll from Market and Media Research shows the two parties at a statistical tie, and it is still too soon to say if the tide is turning for either of them.

According to the poll results, both the Independence Party and the Pirate Party are currently polling at 22.7%. For the Pirates, this is up from 22.4% in the last poll and thus shows little change between polls, while the Independence Party polled at 24.6% last time around.

As such, they remain the two highest-polling parties in the country, as they have been since March 2015.

Where other parties are concerned, the Left-Greens saw a small rise in support between polls, going from 12.9% to 13.2%. The Progressives also had a bump in support, from 10.6% to 11%.

Other parliamentary parties saw decreases between polls: the Social Democrats went from 9.1% to 8.1%, while Bright Future went from 4.5% to 4.1%.

Newly-formed centre-right party Viðreisn continues its upward trend, going from 8.8% to 11.5%, securing their 4th place position despite not even having a seat in parliament.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held on October 29.

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