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Social Democrats in a slump

According to the results of a recent Gallup poll support for the for the Social Democrats has decreased for the sixth consecutive month, measuring in at 25%, the lowest it has been since August 2002.

The chairman of the Social Democrats, Ingibjörg Sólrún Gissuradóttir, said that politics was a “long distance run not a sprint” and that the party was working on internal matters. She said that she was not concerned with the outcome of the survey. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service reported that support for the Social Democrats had started to decrease when Ingibjörg was elected chairman in May.

Support for the Independence Party measured in at 43%, was 41% in the last survey up from 34% in the 2003 elections. The Social Democrats received 31% support in the 2003 election and 28% support in the last survey.

Support for the Progressive Party measured in at 11%, up from 9% in the last survey but down from the 18% support it received in the 2003 elections.

Support for the Liberal Party measured in at 3.5% slightly less than in the last survey and down from its 7% support in the last elections.

The Left-Green Party polled at 18%, up 1% from the last survey and two times as much as it received in the last elections.

The poll was conducted from October 26 – October 28.

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