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New Presidential Poll Takes a Different Angle

A new presidential poll took a new angle on levels of support–which candidates liked most and least–and showed some surprising differences from a recent poll on who respondents intended to vote for.

Likes …

Vísir reports that according to the poll, conducted by Maskína, 60% of respondents said that they liked political scientist Baldur Þórhallsson the most. He is closely followed by businessperson Halla Tómasdóttir, at 59%.

In third was energy director Halla Hrund Logadóttir, at 55%; former Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir at 46%; and former Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr at 42%.

… and dislikes

Of these top five candidates, Katrín was the most disliked, with 40% of respondents saying they disliked her, while only 16% said the same of Halla Tómasdóttir, making her the least disliked of all the candidates.

The most disliked candidate of all was businessman and perennial candidate Ástþór Magnússon, with 81% saying they disliked him. Only 5% said they liked him.

Contrast with potential voters

The results of this poll are significantly different from the results another Maskína poll, conducted on March 16th, which asked the traditional question of who people intended to vote for president.

In that poll, Katrín Jakobsdóttir is in the lead, at 26%; followed by Halla Hrund at 22%; Baldur at 16%; Halla Tómasdóttir at 15%; and Jón Gnarr at 13% in the top five.

Presidential elections will be held on June 1st. You can read more about these top five candidates in our in-depth coverage here.

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