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.