Less Than 40 Percent Support Government, Poll Shows

Vala Hafstað

According to the results of a new poll, conducted by Prósent for Fréttablaðið, the government of Iceland — a coalition of the Independence Party, the Progressive Party and the Left-Green Movement — enjoys only 39.9 percent support among voters and would get 26 out of 63 MPs elected to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, if elections were held now, mbl.is reports. At present, the ruling parties have 38 MPs in Alþingi.

According to the poll, the Independence Party would receive 17.9 percent of the vote, compared with 24.4 percent in the 2021 election; the Progressive Party enjoys 12.4 percent support, down from 17.3 percent in 2021; and the Left-Green Movement gets 9.6 percent support, compared with 12.6 percent in last year’s election.

The poll was conducted online April 13-26 among Prósent’s focus group. The sample size was 3,500 people and the response rate was 50.3 percent.

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