Iceland’s Left Green Movement leads the polls

By Iceland Monitor - October 4, 2017

According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, the Left Green Movement would have a considerable majority of Icelanders were elections held now.

A Left Green Movement meeting in the Southwest constituency. (
A Left Green Movement meeting in the Southwest constituency. (

The Left Green Movement would receive almost 29 percent of votes, the Independence Party would be second with just over 22 percent, the Pirate Party and the Alliance Party would each receive around 11 percent, with the Pirates receiving a fraction more, and the new party formed by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the Centre Party would receive 9 percent of votes. Gunnlaugsson’s former party, the Progressive Party would receive just under 6 percent of votes and the People’s Party would receive also just under 6 percent.

The Reform Party would receive 3 percent of votes and Bright Future just under 3 percent. The survey also indicates that many of those who voted for Bright Future in the last election would now instead vote for the Alliance Party.

Around 9 percent of voters said they would either not vote or handing in a protest vote.