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New Polls: Majority Supports Iceland’s Government

A new opinion poll, undertaken by Capacent Gallup for Morgunbladid daily and national broadcaster RÚV, indicates that majority of voters would vote either of the two coalition parties, the Social Democrats or the Left-Greens, which means that they could remain in power after the elections on April 25.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir of the Social Democrats. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The Independence Party, which traditionally is the largest political party in Iceland, currently ranks third with 24.4 of respondents declaring their support for it. The Social Democrats rank highest with support of 30 percent and the Left-Greens second with 26.2 percent, Morgunbladid reports.

However, in another recent opinion poll, conducted by Fréttabladid daily, the Independence Party ranks second with support of 29.1 percent of respondents. Another significant difference between the two polls is that support for the Progressive Party only measures 7.5 percent in the Fréttabladid poll but 12.5 percent in the Capacent Gallup poll.

According to both polls, no other political party, neither the Liberal Party which currently has representatives in parliament, nor any of the new political parties, would receive support of more than five percent, which is required for winning seats in parliament.

Parliament will be dismissed next week, after which point the campaign can begin.

Click here to read about the outcome of other recent polls.

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