Left Greens ahead in the polls
The Left Green Movement ('Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð') is Iceland's most popular political party according to a fresh opinion poll. The party, who is furthest to the left in Icelandic politics, enjoys the support of 27% of Icelanders according to the poll produced by MMR. The conservative Independence Party ('Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn'), comes second with 24.4%.
The Independence Party, who leads the current centre-right government, gained 29% of the votes in the October general elections becoming by far the largest party in parliament. The Left Greens came second with 15.9% and have thus increased their support significantly. Many voters therefore seem to have taken a sharp turn to the left recently.
The Pirate Party ('Píratar'), who was generally thought to come out on top in the general elections last year, are supported by 11.9% of the electorate compared to 14.5% in the elections and around 37% in polls a year ago. The centrist Progressive Party ('Framsóknarflokkurinn') has 10.7% and the Social Democratic Alliance ('Samfylkingin') 10%.
The two junior coalition parties Regeneration ('Viðreisn') and Bright Future ('Björt framtíð') are supported by 6.2% and 5.4%. The government enjoys the support of 34.9% of the voters.