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Halla Tómasdóttir Moves into Second in New Poll

Businessperson and CEO of The B Team Halla Tómasdóttir has moved into second place in terms of who respondents to a new poll from Maskína intend to vote for in Iceland’s presidential elections this June 1st. According to the results, former prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is still in the lead, at 25.7%, down slightly from last week when she was at 26.1%.

A startling trajectory

Halla Tómasdóttir is now at 18.6%, virtually tied for second alongside political scientist Baldur Þórhallsson, who is at 18.2%.

However, on May 3rd she was at 3.7%, and had been in the single digits since at least early April. All that changed following televised debates earlier this month, with her first double-digit showing on March 16th, at 14.9%.

Other showings

Meanwhile, energy director Halla Hrund Logadóttir–who was far in the lead through late April and early May–is now at 16.6%, while writer and former Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr has remained relatively steady in terms of support this month, and is now at 12.4%.

Elections will be held on June 1st, and are open to all Icelandic citizens. For more on these top five candidates, read our in-depth feature here.

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