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Poll Shows Independents Gaining

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Poll Shows Independents Gaining

Alþingishúsið

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

With the Icelandic parliamentary election coming up tomorrow, a new poll from MMR has just been published. It shows the Independence Party leading with 24.7 percent of the vote (up from 21.9 percent in MMR’s last poll from October 26), followed by the Pirate Party, with 20.5 percent support (up from 19.1 percent in the last poll).

The Left-Green Movement gets 16.2 percent support, which is about the same as in MMR’s last poll. The Progressive party receives 11.4 percent of votes in this poll (up from 10 percent in the last poll), while the Reform Party gets 8.9 percent support (compared with 9.3 last time). Bright Future and the Social Democratic Alliance receive 6.7 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively, compared with 8.8 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, in the last poll.

Other parties receive less than 2 percent support.

Support for the government is 35 percent, compared with 33.3 percent on October 26.

Based on the poll, Left-Greens enjoy more support among women than men, while the opposite is true for Progressives. People in the countryside are five times as likely to vote for Progressives as are those in the capital area. Residents in the capital area are likelier to vote for the Reform Party.

The Independence Party and the Social Democratic Alliance enjoy more support among older voters than young ones, while Pirates and Bright Future are more popular among younger voters.

The poll was conducted October 26-28. Respondents were 958, all 18 and older, 89.2 of whom expressed their opinion.

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