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Iceland’s Coalition Supported by 24.8% of Voters, Poll Shows

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Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Iceland’s minority government coalition parties have the support of less than a quarter of the north Atlantic island’s voters just 78 days prior to the country’s parliamentary elections, an MMR poll showed.

The two coalition parties, the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left Green Party are supported by 16.2 percent and 8.6 percent of voters respectively, the poll showed.

The opposition Independence Party enjoys the greatest support, with 33 percent of voters backing the party, according to the poll. The opposition Progressive Party has the support of 19.5 percent of voters, the poll showed.

A new party, A Bright Future, is the second runner up in the poll, with 17.8 percent of voters planning to give it their votes, according to the poll. Support for other parties ranges from 0.7 percent to 1.8 percent. Iceland’s parliamentary elections will take place on April 27.

To contact the reporter on this story: Omar R. Valdimarsson in Reykjavik valdimarsson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonas Bergman at jbergman@bloomberg.net.

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