A poll conducted Monday night by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir shows that presidential candidate Guðni Th. Jóhannesson enjoys overwhelming support among voters. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said they would vote for him in the presidential election in June. Former PM Davíð Oddsson comes in second with 13.7 percent support, while writer Andri Snær Magnason is third with 10.7 percent.
The poll was conducted after President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced Monday morning that he would not be running. Davíð entered the race on Sunday. Despite Ólafur’s decision to withdraw his candidacy, 3.2 percent of respondents are intent on voting for him, according to the poll.
Support for the candidates varies, depending on the voters’ sex and age. Guðni enjoys the support of 72.2 percent of women and 65.7 percent of men. Andri Snær is supported by 13.1 percent of women and 8.3 percent of men, while Davíð gets the votes of 18.8 percent of men and 8.6 percent of women.
Guðni is about equally well supported by young and old voters, while Andri Snær is more popular among the young than the old. Davíð, on the other hand, receives more votes from older voters than younger ones.