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Left Greens continue to lose support

By Iceland Review

According to a new Gallup opinion poll, the Left Greens (Vinstri graenir), are losing support. The latest report indicates they received 17.6 percent of the votes as compared to 19.1 percent in the last Gallup poll.

According to mbl.is, support for the Independence Party (Sjálfstaedisflokkurinn) dropped slightly, from 40.8 percent to 40.2 percent. Support for the Social Democrats (Samfylkingin) measured 23.5 percent compared to 24.1 percent in the last poll.

The Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) is on the rise, however. Ten percent of participants said they would vote for the party versus 7.9 percent in the last Gallup poll.

If those were the election results on May 12, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party could stay in government with a majority of MPs.

The Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) is gaining support as well, 5.5 percent compared to 4.3 percent in the last poll.

Support for Iceland’s Movement (Íslandshreyfingin) remains at just over three percent; the Fighting Union (Baráttusamtökin) has withdrawn its candidacy.

The opinion poll was conducted by Capacent Gallup via telephone April 25 to May 1 and 62.3 percent of individuals approached participated in the poll.

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