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Iceland’s Government Loses Support

By Iceland Review

Currently 38.9 percent of respondents in a new survey by Fréttabladid daily support the government of Iceland, while 61.1 percent of respondents don’t. Both coalition parties have lost significant support from the last survey and the Independence Party is by far the country’s largest political party.

The Government Offices. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to Fréttabladid, 40.3 percent of respondents said they would vote the Independence Party if parliamentary elections where held today, which is an increase from 23.7 percent in the last parliamentary elections in April 2009.

The Social Democrats are currently backed by 23.1 percent of respondents and the Left-Greens by 20.6 percent.

A total of 43.7 percent of respondents said they would vote either party. If that were the result of a parliamentary election, the coalition parties would lose their majority in parliament.

Support for the Progressive Party did not increase although the support for the coalition parties is dropping—13.3 percent of respondents said they would vote the party. The Movement would not receive enough votes to earn seats in parliament.

Fréttabladid called 800 voters at random on March 18. A total of 60.1 percent of those contacted answered the question on which party they would vote if parliamentary elections were held today and 88.8 percent replied to the question on whether they supported the government.

Click here to read about the results of a survey conducted in February.

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