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High Approval Rating for Prime Minister

By Larissa Kyzer

Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
Photo: Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir. .

The majority of Icelanders, or just over 59%, approve of Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The finding was part of a recent Gallup poll measuring Icelanders approval of the current parliamentary cabinet.

Minister of Education and Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir enjoys the next highest approval rating or 54%. Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation and Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir tie for third place at 46%. Next come Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance, at 43%, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Transport and Local Government, at 39%, and Áslaug Árna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Justice, at 37%.

Minister of the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson and Minister of Social Affairs and Equality Ásmundur Einar Daðason both had a 35% approval rating. There is a significant gap between all of the previous ministers and Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, who had the lowest approval rating by far, or only 10%.

The Gallup survey was conducted online from May 8-19, 2020. The total sample size was 3,075, with a response rate of 55.2%.


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