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Slim Majority of Voters Plan to Reject Icesave

By Iceland Review

icesave-logoAlmost 55 percent of respondents in a new survey conducted by daily Fréttabladid intend to vote “no” to the new Icesave legislation on the payback scheme for Landsbanki depositors in the UK and the Netherlands in the national referendum on Saturday.

Meanwhile, approximately 45 percent of voters plan to pass the legislation, Fréttabladid reports.

More than 76 percent of the people contacted revealed whether they are going to vote “yes” or “no” but approximately 24 percent of respondents were undecided, wouldn’t answer the question or don’t intend to vote at all.

It appears as if the turnout will be good as more than 90 percent of those contacted said it was very likely or rather likely that they would go to the polls. According to Morgunbladid, approximately 13,000 people have already voted in advance polling.

In conducting the survey, Fréttabladid called 800 voters at random on April 5 and 6.

In a survey in March, approximately 52 percent of respondents said they intended to vote “yes” in the Icesave referendum.

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