President enjoys support ahead of election

24.06.2020 - 15:27
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Iceland will go to the polls this Saturday to elect the country’s president. The incumbent head of state, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, enjoys 93.5 percent support, according to the latest Gallup poll. 6.5 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for his challenger, Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson.

Compared to the last Gallup poll a month ago, Guðni has seen his support rise by three percent. 

More women than men would vote for Guðni if the election were today: nearly 98 percent of female respondents, against 89 percent of males.  

53 percent of Miðflokkurinn (Centre Party) supporters polled said they are going to vote for Guðmundur Franklín, while a huge majority of supporters of all other political parties plan to vote for Guðni. 

Around 91 percent of respondents in the poll chose a candidate, six percent said they do not plan to vote, or that they plan to cast a blank ballot. Around 2.5 percent did not state their intention. The poll was conducted online between 11th and 18th June. 1,589 people were invited to take part and 52 percent did so.  

You can find out more about the presidential election and the two candidates in English here, and also in Polish here

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