Four candidates stood for election to the office of president of Iceland in 1996. Olafur R. Grimsson was elected with 41.4% of the valid votes; Astthor Magnusson received 2.7%, Gudrun Agnarsdottir 26.4% and Petur Hafstein 29.5%. The Gallup market research company took an opinion poll a few days before the election. People were asked who they were most likely to vote for. Of the 606 voters who responded, 19 (3.1%) said they would vote for Astthor, 174 (28.7%) for Gudrun, 229 (37.8%) for Olafur and 184 (30.4%) for Petur. They were also asked who they could consider voting for as a second alternative. This does not provide us as much information to go on as sequential choice, in which people have the opportunity of ranking all the candidates, but it was nevertheless used to form an idea of what the outcome might have been with sequential choice. For calculating points, the two candidates not named for the top two places shared the third and fourth place, and, when respondents named only their first choice, the remaining three candidates shared the remaining three places. The resulting scores were: Astthor 458, Gudrun 1,188.5, Olafur 1,038 and Petur 951.5. Gudrun came out on top because a large number of those who named Olafur and Petur as their first choices named her as their second, while those who named her as their first choice were more or less evenly divided in naming Olafur or Petur as their second. If the election had been decided by a second round between the two candidates with the largest followings as the voters’ first choices, then it would have been a match between Olafur and Petur, the former winning.