From Iceland — Poll: Conservatives, Left-Greens, Socialists & Populists Rising

Poll: Conservatives, Left-Greens, Socialists & Populists Rising

Published February 13, 2020

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

The latest poll from Market and Media Research (MMR) shows that while support for the ruling coalition is still well below 50%, two of the three parties in the coalition are showing signs of recovery.

The Independence Party is still the largest party in the country, polling now at 22%, up from 19% during the last poll. The Left-Greens, who lead the ruling coalition with the Independence Party, went from 8.7% to 10.7%, while the Progressives—the third party in the coalition—went from 7.2% to 6.8%.

All told, ruling coalition support is at 41.9%, up from 38.9% during the last poll. Where opposition parties are concerned, the results were decidedly mixed.

The Social Democrats are the largest opposition party, polling higher than the Left-Greens and the Progressives, having gone from 16.6% to 15.1%. The Centre Party also saw a dip in support, from 15.1% to 13.3%, and the Reform Party also lost some support, going from 12.4% to 9.7%.

However, support for the Pirate Party remained relatively unchanged, from 10.6% to 10.4%, while two opposition parties saw a rise in support: the Socialist Party, who went from 4.9% to 5.3%, and the People’s Party, who went from 3.8% to 4.6%.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the next parliamentary elections will be held next year.

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