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Support for Iceland’s Government Drops to New Low

Only 28 percent of respondents to a recent survey by Capacent Gallup say they support the government of Iceland. Only once before has an acting government had a lower support ratio; in early 2009, shortly before the collapse of the Independence Party-Social Democrat coalition.


The government offices. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In the new survey the Independence Party further established itself as Iceland’s largest political party with 38 percent of respondents declaring their support for the party, up by five percent one month ago, reports.

The coalition parties, the Social Democrats and Left-Greens are supported by 17 and 11 percent, respectively, and support for the second-largest opposition party, the Progressive Party, measures 13 percent.

The new political parties Samstaða, Björt framtíð and Dögun, are supported by less than ten percent of voters, nine, five and five, respectively.

Click here to read more about recent surveys and new political parties in Iceland.


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