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Decreasing Support for Iceland’s Government

According to a new Capacent Gallup opinion poll, support for Iceland’s government has dropped by nine percent since its last poll in March. The majority of participants (58 percent) do, however, still back the Independence Party-Social Democrat coalition.

Support for the Social Democrats is down to 26 percent—the lowest it has been since the beginning of this term. In the general elections in May, 2007, 27 percent voted for the party, Morgunbladid reports.

The coalition government’s other party, the conservative Independence Party, also enjoys less support than earlier in the term, but maintains the 37 percent support it had in the May elections.

Support for the Left-Greens has risen by four percent since the last poll and now stands at 21 percent. Fourteen percent voted for the party in the May elections. Support for other parties has not changed significantly.

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