The Social Democratic Alliance still has a higher approval rating than any other political party in Iceland, 29.4 percent, according to a new opinion poll by Capacent Gallup, presented yesterday. The other government party, the Left-Green Movement, follows with 27.7 percent.
Prime Minister and chairwoman of the Social Democrats Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
The Social Democrats have lost support and the Left-Greens gained support since Gallup’s poll last week. However, not as many voters approve of their coalition as last week—the approval rating for the government dropped from almost 64 percent to 60.6 percent, Morgunbladid reports.
The Independence Party ranks third with 25.4 percent, a slight increase since last week, while support for the Progressive Party continues do drop, currently at 10.7 percent. Support for the Liberal Party still ranks below five percent, which would not suffice for earning seats in parliament.
In fact, the new political parties, although they are not supported by more than five percent of respondents either, rank higher than the Liberal Party, which is currently supported by 1.4 percent.
If elections were held today, the Public Movement (Borgarahreyfingin) would receive 3.0 percent of votes and the Sovereignty Party (Fullveldissinnar) 1.5 percent.
The poll was conducted randomly, both online and by telephone. Almost 2,500 voters were contacted with 61.1 percent participating in the poll.
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