Up for grabs

A survey published by Frettabladid offers the stunning fact that 50% of voters do not want to vote for the parties currently available. So the popular vote is up for grabs.

Samfylkingin is the biggest party and and The Independent Party loses ground. In fact, only Left/Greens don’t slide. But talk about a vote of no confidence on the behalf of the public towards the people in Parliament.

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4 Responses to “Up for grabs”


  1. 1 utlendingur November 24, 2008 at 12:39 am

    What would YOU say will happen?
    Is there any place for outside party (Omar’s party i don’t remember name right now) or there will be completely new political formations on the ashes of established ones?
    Could any of new party became more or less populist one with strong nationalistic stance?
    Personally, … I still can not vote so my opinion is only my opinion. I am afraid not much will change. People who don’t want to vote for current parties will just stay home but i hope I’m wrong.

  2. 2 Kjartan November 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    -fact that 50% of voters do not want to vote for the parties currently available.

    er þetta ekki töluverð oftúlkun? að vera óákveðinn þýðir ekki endileg að þú viljir ekki kjósa neinn. Þar með er ekki sagt að fjöldi þeirra sem finnst það sé sennilega í sögulegu hámarki núna. Bara ekki hægt að álykta það af þessari könnun.

  3. 3 drafnsson November 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Please leave comments in English as this is intended for foreign readers.

    It is asked whether the above sentence isn’t over-interpreted, but fact is that on the day when the surveyed got their call, they did not want to cast their vote. And that is all surveys tell us, just a snapshot of the situation as it was at that exact moment.

    Fact is that 50% did not want to vote for the options given…that is unheard of and does not imply well for the current parties, who thrive on loyalty.

  4. 4 Kjartan November 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Wasn’t their answer that they were undecided? Which isn’t the same as not wanting to vote for anyone. I’m not arguing there aren’t loads and loads of people who don’t want to vote the existing parties, just that that isn’t an assumption you can make from this poll.


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