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.

Josef Ohlsson Collentine

About Josef Ohlsson Collentine

I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below

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