Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 7.8% with 17 Days Left Until Elections

Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 7.8% with 17 Days Left Until Elections

With only 17 days left until their elections the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached 7.8% in their latest polling by MMR. The polling was done on 906 subjects aged 18-67 years during 5-8th of April. Having the voters of +67 years excluded from this polling means that the result needs to be adjusted slightly down-wards but we still see a big increase from the last prediction of 3.9% from the 21st of February.

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Birgitta says that the Pirates have done very good on TV debates lately. The “killing” of the crowd-sourced constitution is surely another factor that angered several people enough to switch their votes. This latest poll puts the Pirates as the fifth largest party in Iceland with a tiny 0.3 % behind the “Left Green” party. If this increase in support continues PPIS will have no problem reaching the 5% hurdle of entering the parliament on April 27th and thereby become the first Pirate Party with people elected on a national level.