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Support for Iceland’s Political Parties Unclear

The Social Democratic Alliance of Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdarsdóttir is the largest political party in Iceland, according to a new opinion poll by MMR, while a Capacent Gallup poll concluded that the Independence Party was the largest.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

According to MMR (Market and Media Research), support for the Social Democrats currently measures 30.5 percent, a considerable increase from MMR’s poll in February when 24.1 percent of respondents declared their support for the party.

Support for the Left-Greens, the other government party, and the Independence Party, the Social Democrat’s former coalition party, remains fairly stable between polls and now measures 29.3 percent and 22.7 percent, respectively.

The popularity of the Progressive Party is declining. Currently ten percent of respondents said they intended to vote for the party, compared to 14.9 percent in February. The number of people who plan to vote for other parties than ran at the 2007 elections is also declining, currently at 5.3 percent.

The MMR poll was undertaken between March 3 and 5 and a total of 891 voters responded.

Click here to read about the Capacent Gallup poll rating the Independence Party as Iceland’s most popular political party.

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