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Left-Green Movement Polls Historically Low

By Yelena

Photo: Golli. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson sign a coalition agreement, November 2017.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Left-Green Movement would have trouble winning any seats in Parliament if an election were held today, according to the latest poll from Gallup. The party’s support has never measured as low in Gallup’s national pulse since it first entered Parliament in 1999. RÚV reported first.

Support for government dropping

The poll measured support fro the Left-Green movement at 5.1%, a drop from 6% one month ago. A party needs at least 5% of the votes to get a seat in Parliament. The other parties in the governing coalition saw minor changes, with the Independence Party dropping from 20.5% to 19.8% support and the Progressive Party’s support rising slightly from 7.4% to 8.6%. Support for the government dropped by one percentage point overall over the past month, now standing at 33 percent.

Political analysts have commented on an apparent rift between the three governing parties, revealed in the Icelandic government’s handling of a UN vote on Gaza, among other issues. The government has also faced criticism recently for new legislation that leads to the eviction of asylum seekers from state housing and the handling of the sale of Íslandsbanki, a state-owned bank.

The Social-Democratic Alliance maintained its lead in the poll, though its support dropped from 29.1% to 28.1%.

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