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Poll Shows Independence and Pirate Parties Even

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Poll Shows Independence and Pirate Parties Even

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament

Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building. Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

A Gallup poll conducted July 26-August 31 confirms that the Independence Party and the Pirate Party are Iceland’s largest political parties, the former enjoying 26.3 percent support, the latter 25.8 percent. The difference between the two is statistically insignificant. Based on the numbers, those are the only parties which would be able to form a two-party government, mbl.is reports.

The Left-Green Movement enjoys a 16.2 percent support, the new Reform Party (Viðreisn) gets 10.6 (up by 1.5 percent from the last poll), the Progressive Party receives 9 percent support (down by 0.9 percent), the Social Democratic Alliance gets 8.3 percent, and Bright Future receives 2.9 percent support (down by one percent).

One percent of respondents said they intended to vote for other parties. Nearly 11 percent of respondents were undecided, and close to seven percent said they would turn in a blank ballot.

The poll was conducted online, including a sample size of 5,764 people, with a 54.9 percent response rate.

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