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Recent Gallup Poll Shows Waning Support for Left-Greens

If parliamentary elections were held today, the Left-Green Movement could stand to lose support and even their representation in Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament. This is stated in a recent Gallup poll, as reported by RÚV. 

The Social Democratic Alliance currently rates as the most popular party, with 30% support.

Could fall below critical threshold

The most significant changes recorded by the Gallup poll include a slight decrease in support for both the Left-Greens and the People’s Party, both losing around 1% support. The People’s Party recorded 6.1% support according to the poll. Significantly however, the Left-Greens only polled at 3.3% support. If an election were held today, this might mean that the party, which is currently in a governing coalition, could fall below the 5% threshold for parliamentary representation.

Social Democratic Alliance polls best

If an election were held today and parties received results proportional the recent poll, the Social Democratic Alliance, currently polling highest, would receive 21 seats. The centre-right Independence Party, polling in second place at 18% support, would receive 12 MPs.

The Centre Party recorded 13.5% support and would receive 9 MPs, while the Progressive Party and Pirate Party both polled around 9% and would both receive 6 MPs. The Liberal Reform Party saw 7.7% support and would receive 5 seats, while the Icelandic Socialist Party would receive 3.7% of votes and no seats.

In total, Alþingi has 63 parliamentary seats. The poll also recorded only 29% support for the current governing coalition.

RÚV reports that the poll was carried out between April 30 and June 2. The sample size was some 12,731 individuals, of which 50.2% responded.

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