Jakobsdóttir leading in a new poll

Katrín Jakobsdóttir is leading the race in the latest poll …

Katrín Jakobsdóttir is leading the race in the latest poll from Prósent. mbl.is/Brynjólfur Löve

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the former Prime Minister, has taken the lead in the latest poll by Prósent Polling and Market Research, with 22.1%. Former CEO of The National Energy Authority,  Halla Hrund Logadóttir, has lost a significant share of support, however, with just under 20%, just above Professor Baldur Þórhallsson with 18.2%.

Here is the support for the five top runners in …

Here is the support for the five top runners in the presidential race from yesterday and the changes in recent weeks. The gray column shows how they polled last week.

Halla Hrund Logadóttir has been leading the race for quite a while, but her support seems to be dwindling in the last polls. The same can be said for the other two frontrunners, Baldur Þórhallsson and Jón Gnarr.

Halla Hrund Logadóttir in a Meeting held by Morgunblaðið and …

Halla Hrund Logadóttir in a Meeting held by Morgunblaðið and mbl.is. mbl.is/Brynjólfur Löve

Professor Baldur Þórhallsson in mbl.is's streamed show Spursmál.

Professor Baldur Þórhallsson in mbl.is's streamed show Spursmál. mbl.is/María

These findings were presented at the presidential meeting of Morgunblaðið newspaper, which took place at the Green Hat in Akureyri, north Iceland, yesterday. Katrín Jakobs­dóttir was the guest of this meeting, which was available this morning and open to all on mbl.is.

Jón Gnarr when he announced that he was running for …

Jón Gnarr when he announced that he was running for President.

Halla Tómasdóttir on the rise

The CEO Halla Tómasdóttir is on a roll with 16.2%, surpassing actor and former Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr, with 13.4%. Lawyer Arnar Þór Jónsson is a bit behind with 6,0%, while other candidates have about or below 1%.

This is the first time Jakobsdóttir has been at the top of the weekly poll of Prósenta Polling firm for Morgunblaðið and mbl.is, although her support has not taken a jump, since she has been higher in some of the previous polls in the past.

The biggest difference is how quickly Halla Hrund’s support has changed since her rapid rise four weeks ago. Halla Tómasdóttir has gained momentum, so most of the top candidates are in the same area. This is quite telling, as the gap between the top four candidates is only about 6%. It looks like the last two weeks could be very exciting in the presidential race.

CEO Halla Tómasdóttir was a guest of Spursmál a few …

CEO Halla Tómasdóttir was a guest of Spursmál a few days ago, but her support is on the rise. mbl.is/María Matthíasdóttir

Here are all the candidates, except Jón Gnarr, Baldur Þórhallsson …

Here are all the candidates, except Jón Gnarr, Baldur Þórhallsson and Arnar Þór Jónsson, in a party that one of the candidates, Ásdís Rán Gunnarsdóttir, held the other day. From the left: Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Helga Þórisdóttir, Ástþór Magnússon, Ásdís Rán Gunnarsdóttir, Halla Tómasdóttir, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Eiríkur Ingi Jóhannsson and Viktor Traustason. Photo/Silla Páls

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