The Nordic management consultancy, Capacent Gallup recently conducted research in Iceland to understand “the national feeling” in the wake of continued political turmoil.
According to the survey, taken between 30th September and 27th October, 30 percent of survey participants support the government – but last month this figure was 40 percent.
The survey identifies that both the Icelandic government parties, the Social Democrats (Samfylkingin) and Left-Green Movement (Vinstrihreyfingin – grænt framboð), have lost a large consignment. Both political parties now have the support of 18 percent of respondents, respectively. The Icelandic Social Democrats has not received such a low percentage since November 2001.
Furthermore, 8 percent of survey participants say they’ll vote for The Movement (Hreyfingin), which is more than double compared to last month. Additionally, 36 percent say they intend to vote for The Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) and 12 percent to vote for The Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn).
The Capacent Gallup survey involved nearly 4,600 people with 67 percent of them responding.