Support for prime minister Halldór Ásgrímsson’s Progressive Party is at an all time low, measuring in at 7.1 per cent, reports Fréttabladid. In the national election two years ago, the Progressive Party received 18% of the votes.
Support for the Independence Party continued to increase polling now at 44.3%, up 5.6% from the Fréttabladid’s last poll in November. 44.3% support would give the Independents 29 parliamentarians.
The Social Democrats also show an increase in support, measuring in at 34.4%, up from 29.4% in the last poll but down 1% from last year. 34.4% support would give the Social Democrats 22 parliamentarians.
The third largest political party, the Left-Greens, lost the most support since the last poll measuring now at 9.8%, down 8%. 9.8% support would give them 6 members of parliament. This is the lowest score the Left Greens have had in a Fréttabladid poll since 2003.
With 7.1% support, the Progressive Party would get 4 parliamentarians, its support is down 3% since the last poll.
3.5% of the respondents said they would vote for the Liberal Party .
Fréttabladid points out that substantially more women, 40.5%, now say that they will vote for the Independence Party than in the last poll, 31%. Fréttabladid also points out the the support for the Independence Party in the Greater Reykjavík Area has risen 7.5% since last November; 47.5% of the residents of the Greater Reykjavík Area now say that they will vote for the Independence Party.
Support for the Social Democrats increased most among those who live outside of Greater Reykjavík or about 10%.
The poll was conducted on the 18th of February, with 800 adults participating. The response rate was 59.9%.