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Social Democrats on the rise

According to a recent Gallup poll, the Social Democrats receive more support now than in last week’s opinion poll, but the Left Greens, who had surpassed the Social Democrats, are losing support.

The Independence Party is supported by the majority, 40.8 percent of participants. The Social Democrats follow with 24.1 percent. RÚV reports.

The Left Green Movement is supported by 19.1 of participants in the Gallup poll, and 7.9 percent said they would vote for the Progressive Party.

The Liberal Party would receive 4.3 percent of votes if the elections were today and Iceland’s Movement 3.3 percent. Only 0.5 percent said they would vote for the Fighting Union.

The Social Democrats have not enjoyed as much support since November last year. Support for the Independence Party is also on the rise; the party has not been supported by so many people since October last year.

Experts believe the general meetings recently held by the Independence Party and the Social Democrats may explain this increase in support.

Support for Iceland’s Movement is rising slightly, but all other parties have lost support since last week. The Left Greens lost six percent between this week and last week and have not had so little support since last December.

According to the opinion poll, the current Independence Party-Progressive Party coalition government still has the most MPs in parliament and the parties could remain in government.

Gallup asked 1,225 individuals from April 10 to 16 via telephone which party they would vote for if the parliamentary elections were today and 61.8 percent answered the question.

The parliamentary elections will be held on May 12.

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