Poll: Independence Party Continues Downward Trend; Reform Party And Others Climb - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Poll: Independence Party Continues Downward Trend; Reform Party And Others Climb

Published May 8, 2019

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Timothée Lambrecq

The latest poll from Market and Media Research (MMR) shows little change in support for most parties, but interesting trends are emerging.

According to the results, the Independence Party is, as per usual, the largest party in the country, at 20.2%. However, this is down from 22.5% during last month’s poll, and from 25.2% on the occasion of the 2017 elections.

Meanwhile, the Reform Party is ascendant, going from 6.6% during the elections to 7.8% in the last poll and 9.2% today. The second-largest increase, by percentage, was with the Socialist Party, going from 2.8% last month to 4.2% for this poll.

The Left-Greens, who lead the government supported by the Independence Party and the Progressives, saw a modest bump of support, from 12.1% to 13.4%, but this was countered by the Progressive Party going down slightly, from 11.2% to 9.8%. Taken as a whole, 40.4% said they support the current ruling coalition, down from 44.6% last month.

The poll was conducted from April 30th to May 3rd, responded to by 941 individuals over 18 years of age.

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