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Slump in Support for BF, Progressive Party on the Up

Support for the new political party Bright Future (Björt framtíð; BF) has dropped significantly between the last two surveys of Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2, from 16.4 to 8.7 percent.

althingi-parliament_ipaAlþingi. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The Progressive Party, however, is on a roll with 26.1 of respondents intending to vote the party, up by 5.3 percent in one month, Fréttablaðið reports.

Meanwhile, the Independence Party is seeing a decline in support, by three percent since the last survey. However, it remains the country’s largest party with 29 percent.

Support for the Social-Democratic Alliance has increased slightly, by 0.9 percent, between polls and is now at 12.8 percent.

The other coalition party, the Left-Green Movement, seems to be on the path to recovery with 11.8 percent of respondents intending to vote the party compared to 7.4 percent in the last survey.

Other parties are well below the 5 percent mark required to earn seats in parliament.

The survey was carried out February 27-28. Voters were called at random until 800 had agreed to respond to the survey. A total of 57.8 percent of respondents stated which party they intended to vote.

Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2’s last survey was carried out January 30-31.

Click here to see the results of a recent MMR poll.


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