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Government Following Reaches Record Low

The support for the government has never been lower, according to Gallup, ruv.is reports.


Althingi. Photo by IPA.

The following of the Independence Party increased whereas the following of the Left-Greens dropped by 6 percent compared to Gallup’s previous poll, conducted last May, from 27% to 21%.

The Independence Party gained 3 percent. It now has a similar following as to what it had last April before the publication of Althingi’s special report regarding the financial collapse.

The Democratic Alliance’s support dropped dramatically according to May’s poll, going from 22 percent to 2 percent.

Approximately 12 percent intend to vote for the Progressive Party; its following has not been lower during this term.

Approximately one out of every ten voters would choose other political parties. Hreyfingin would receive 4 percent, the Best Party 2 percent, Borgarahreyfingin 2 percent and the Liberal Party 1 percent. 12 percent chose not to answer and 15 percent said that they would either not vote or not mark their ballot.

The government’s following decreased by 4 percent, from 45 percent to 41 percent. According to Gallup’s polls, it has never been lower during the term.

There is a considerable difference between women and men when it comes to supporting the government with 46 percent of women doing so compared to only 37 percent of the men.

This was an online poll conducted on May 28th through June 30th. The pool was just less than 5,600 people and the answer ratio was just under 69 percent.

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