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46% support for the Independence Party in Reykjavík City Council Elections

According to a survey by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute support for the Independence Party in the Reykjavík City Council measured in at 46% which would give the party 8 city councilors.

The Social Democrats are supported by 31%; the Left Green Party by 15%; the Progressive Party by 2.9%; the Liberal Party by 3.2%. With support under 6.6%, the minimum needed to secure a council seat, neither the Progressives nor the Liberals would secure a city councilor reports the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV.

The respondents were also asked which party they had voted for in the last elections. RÚV reports that almost all respondents who voted for the Independence Party in the last elections will vote for the party again. About 55% of those who voted for the R-coalition (made up of the Social Democrats, Left Green Party and Progressive Party) will now vote for the Social Democrats, 18% will vote for the Left Green Party and 4% for the Liberals.

RÚV points out that 16% of those who voted for the R-coalition in the last elections will vote for the Independence Party in the next elections.

The results were based on a survey conducted from October 6 – 10th, with 1200 adults participating. The response rate was 68%.

The Reykjavík City Council Elections will be held next spring.

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