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Social Democrats in Reykjavík City on a Roll

According to a new opinion poll undertaken by Capacent Gallup for Stöd 2 news broadcaster, the Social Democrats in Reykjavík City are supported by 48 percent of participants, which is double the support the party received in the 2006 elections.

Only 1.8 percent of participants in the poll said they would vote for the Liberal Party, which Mayor of Reykjavík Ólafur F. Magnússon represents, down from ten percent in the city council elections in 2006, Fréttabladid reports.

Support for the Independence Party is also on the decline, down from 43 percent to 27 percent in 2006. The current majority in Reykjavík City Council is formed by Magnússon and the Independence Party and 30 percent of participants in the poll said they supported that majority coalition.

The Progressive Party is also losing support, down from six percent in 2006 to two percent. The Left-Greens are, however, gaining popularity. The party received 13.5 percent of votes in 2006, but now enjoys support of 22 percent.

The current Independence Party-Liberal Party coalition in Reykjavík City Council with Magnússon at the helm was formed in January, 2008 after the former multi-party coalition with Dagur B. Eggertsson of the Social Democrats as mayor was terminated.

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