Elections 2016: Polls Show Increasing Number Of “Last Minute” Voters

Elections 2016: Polls Show Increasing Number Of “Last Minute” Voters

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Art Bicnick

Published November 22, 2016

An increasing number of Icelanders are still undecided in the final weeks or even days before election day, a new poll from Gallup shows.

Vísir reports that, according to the latest data from Þjóðarpúlsinn Gallup, only 31% of Icelanders were decided more than a month before on who they were going to vote for in the previous parliamentary elections. In 2009, that percentage was 38%; in 2007, it was 57%.

A closer look at the data reveals more surprises. About 5% made a decision three to four weeks before elections; about 11% made up their minds two weeks before elections; 20% decided in the week preceding elections; 20% decided on election day itself, and nearly 17% said they were completely undecided until they were literally inside the voting booth.

Iceland’s election day turnout was the worst in Icelandic history, at 79.2%.

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