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More Support for Government, Independents on Top

Support for the coalition parties, the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement has increased slightly since last month, according to a new survey by Capacent Gallup, although it is still far below the results of the 2009 election.

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Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The Social Democrats now enjoy the support of 21 percent of respondents, up by approximately two percentage points, and the Left-Greens by 12.2 percent, which is virtually the same as in the last survey, ruv.is reports.

The opposition’s Independence Party remains the country’s largest by far with support of 36.9 percent, and even though it is slightly lower than in the last survey, by around one percent, the party still enjoys more support than the coalition parties combined.

The second biggest party of the opposition, the Progressive Party, is ranked slightly lower as well and now has a support ratio of 12.4 percent.

The four new parties enjoy significantly lower support than the four traditional political parties.

Currently, Bright Future (Björt framtíð) is the only party that would earn seats in parliament with 5.2 percent. It is also the only party whose support has grown since founded.

Support for the other three new parties, Dawn (Dögun), currently at 4.1 percent, Right-Greens (Hægri grænir), currently at 3.1 percent, and Solidarity (Samstaða) has dropped.

The drop is highest in the case of Solidarity, founded by former Left-Green member Lilja Mósesdóttir. The party currently has a support ratio of 2.7 percent, down from more than 11 percent right after it was founded.

Click here to read about Gallup’s survey in April.

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