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Majority Supports Iceland’s New Government

According to a new opinion poll undertaken by the Stöd 2 news program, 67.4 percent of respondents support the new Social Democrat-Left-Green coalition. However, the poll also concluded that the Independence Party is regaining support.

Leader of the new government, Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Currently, the Independence Party is supported by 28.7 percent of respondents and has again become the largest political party in the country, Fréttabladid reports.

Compared to an opinion poll undertaken by Fréttabladid on January 22, the Progressive Party, the Liberal Party and the Left-Green Movement are losing support while support for the Social Democrats remains high—the party is almost as popular as the Independence Party.

Stöd 2 contacted 800 people at random on February 2 and 78.3 percent replied to the question on whether or not they supported the new government and 51.8 percent revealed which political party they would vote for.

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