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Both Top Presidential Candidates Lose Support

By Iceland Review

Both current President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and his main rival for the office Þóra Arnórsdóttir have lost support now that the election on June 30 is approaching, according to the latest survey conducted by Capacent Gallup.


Þóra Arnórsdóttir. Source: Facebook.

Ólafur Ragnar maintains his lead with 44.8 percent, down by one percent from Capacent Gallup’s last survey, reports. However, the drop is higher if compared to the latest survey conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2 where he boasted 58 percent.

Capacent Gallup concludes that Þóra currently enjoys the support of 37 percent of respondents, down by two percent. However, it is an improvement if the survey by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2 is considered where she only got 28 percent.

In that survey, 28 percent of respondents were also undecided.

Meanwhile, support for Ari Trausti Guðmundsson and Herdís Þorgeirsdóttir is increasing. Among Capacent Gallup’s respondents, 10.5 percent favored Ari Trausti and 5.3 percent Herdís.

In the same survey, Andrea J. Ólafsdóttir was supported by 1.6 percent of respondents and Hannes Bjarnason by 0.8 percent.

The survey was conducted June 14-20. A total of 1,350 voters were contacted at random and the response rate was 58.5 percent. Four percent of the respondents were either planning not to vote or to hand in an empty ballot, while 14 percent were undecided.

Below there are links to Q&As with three of the candidates:

Ari Trausti Guðmundsson

Þóra Arnórsdóttir

Hannes Bjarnason

Click here to read more about the upcoming election and related stories.


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