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Poll Shows Pirates Leading

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Poll Shows Pirates Leading

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið October 14-19 shows the Pirate Party enjoying more voter support than any other party, or 22.6 percent. That kind of support would give them 15 members in parliament. The Independence Party comes in a close second with 21.1 percent, which would also suffice for 15 MPs.

The Left-Green Movement receives 18.6 percent support in the poll, or the equivalent of 13 MPs. Support for the Progressive Party is 9.1 percent, according to the poll, or 6 MPs; the Reform Party receives 8.8 percent, or six MPs. Support for the Social Democratic Alliance is 6.5 percent, which would give them four MPs, and Bright Future receives 6 percent, or four MPs. The People’s Party gets 3.8 percent, short of the 5 percent needed to be represented in parliament.

The poll was conducted by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland, both by phone and online. The sample size was 2,300. The response rate was 59.4 percent, 81.2 percent of whom expressed their opinion.

A parliamentary election will be held in Iceland October 29.

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