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New Survey: Icelanders Trust Davíd Oddsson

According to a new online survey by MMR (Media and Market Research), most respondents believe that former Prime Minister and Central Bank chair Davíd Oddsson, now editor of daily Morgunbladid, will lead them out of the economic crisis.

Davíd Oddsson. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

When asked who of the following was most likely to repair the economy, around 25 percent of respondents mentioned Oddsson, 23.2 percent Minister of Finance Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, 20.6 Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, 14.6 percent Chairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson and 11.5 percent Chairman of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson, reports.

Political scientist Stefanía Óskarsdóttir told Vidskiptabladid that the results show that during times of uncertainty, people want leaders with experience. The three who have been involved in politics the longest clearly outrank the young chairmen, Gunnlaugsson and Benediktsson.

The survey was undertaken at Vidskiptabladid’s request. Out of those who participated in the online survey, 630 answered the question, which is a response rate of 65.1 percent.

Click here to read about another recent MMR survey.

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