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Left-Greens Rated as Iceland’s Most Popular Party

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Left-Greens Rated as Iceland’s Most Popular Party

For the first time in the history of the Left-Green Movement, it is rated as having the largest constituency of all the political parties in Iceland, enjoying the support of 32 percent of participants in a new opinion poll by Capacent Gallup.

Left-Green chairrman Steingrímur J. Sigfússon. Copyright: Páll Kjartansson.

The Social Democrat Alliance is almost as popular with a support of 31 percent, while 21 percent of participants declared their support for the other government party, the Independence Party, a historic low, Fréttabladid reports.

The approval rating for Iceland’s government hasn’t been as low since 1993, close to 32 percent. In November, the approval rating for the Independence Party-Social Democrat coalition was less than 50 percent since the term began in May 2007.

A number of participants are undecided about which party they would vote for if there were elections today; 16 percent said they would hand in an empty ballot.

Click here to read about the results of another recent opinion poll.

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