The Progressive Party of Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has lost significant support since the election in April and the opposition parties combined now enjoy more support than the government, or 55 percent, as indicated in a new survey by the Social Science Research Institute.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.
The opposition’s Social Democratic Alliance is once again the country’s second-largest political party with 19.7 percent after the Progressive Party’s coalition partner, the Independence Party, visir.is reports.
In the survey, carried out October 3-16, the Independence Party has a support rating of 23.2 percent, down by 3.5 percent since the election, while support for the Progressive Party has dropped to 14.8 percent, down by 10 percent. Their combined rating is 38 percent.
The other opposition parties have all improved their position with the Left-Green Movement equaling the Progressive Party in size and Bright Future and the Pirate Party both growing by 3-4 percent.