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Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

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Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

Alþingi parliament

From the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi. Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20.

The survey found that men were more likely than women to support the Pirate Party but women were more likely than men to support the Left-Greens and Bright Future.

According to the poll, the Pirates have been clinching supporters of other parties at the last election, including 52.5 percent of respondents who voted for Bright Future at the last election, 32.4 percent who voted for the Progressive Party, 23.3 percent who voted for the Left-Greens, 18.7 who voted for the Social Democrats and 14.9 who voted for the Independence Party.

Support for the government now measures 31.4 percent, up from 30.7 percent in the April 20 poll. Support for the ruling coalition parties, the Progressive Party and Independence Party, now measure 8.6 percent (down from 10.8 percent at the last poll) and 23.1 percent (up from 21.9 percent) respectively.

The latest MMR poll was conducted between May 15 to 20. A total of 932 people took part in the survey.

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