About A Week Before Elections, Pirates Top Poll

About A Week Before Elections, Pirates Top Poll

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Art Bicnick

Published October 21, 2016

A new poll conducted by the Social Science Research Institute for Morgunblaðið shows the Pirate Party at the top, with elections only eight days away.

The Pirates are currently polling at 22.6%, and would win 15 seats in Iceland’s 63-seat parliament if elections were held today. The Independence Party follows close behind, at 21.1%, meaning they as well would win 15 seats if these numbers bore out on election day.

The two parties have been well ahead of the others, at times switching first-place positions, since at least last spring. However, other parties are also making a strong showing.

The Left-Greens continue their steady climb in support, and are now at 18.6%, equal to 13 seats in parliament. The Progressives remain at 9.1% (six seats) while the newly formed Viðreisn have seen their support decline, and are now at 8.8% (six seats).

Both the Social Democrats and Bright Future had similar levels of support, at 6.5% and 6% respectively, giving them both four seats in parliament.

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