New Poll Shows New Democracy 10 Points Ahead of Syriza

Opinion poll results released on Saturday show main opposition New Democracy 10 points ahead of Syriza on “who is going to win the election”, and chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis more suitable for prime minister than incumbent Alexis Tsipras.

The poll was conducted by Metron Analysis for newspaper Ta Nea. The majority of participants (26 percent) said they believe New Democracy would win if an election was held today. Syriza comes second with 16.1 percent, followed by the Democratic Coalition (PASOK-DIMAR) at 6.2 percent.

Golden Dawn is fourth with 5.2 percent on vote intention, while the Greek Communist Party (KKE) follows with 5 percent. The remaining parties would not make it to parliament if an election was held today because they do not get the required 3 percent of total vote.

Specifically, the Centrists Union stands at 2.4 percent, to Potami at 2 percent, junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) is at 2 percent also, Plefsi Eleftherias is at 1.4 percent, People’s Unity at 1.2 percent, while those who are undecided account for 10 percent of participants.

When asked who they intend to vote for, participants gave the conservative party a bigger lead at 36.7 against 22.7 percent of Syriza. The Democratic Coalition follows with 8.8 percent, Golden Dawn with 7.3 percent, KKE 7.1 percent, the Centrists Union 3.4 percent, ANEL 2.9 percent and To Potami 2.8 percent.

ND is also ahead on the question who is going to win the next election with 68 percent, when only 17 percent believing Syriza will be the winner.

However, when asked who is more suitable for prime minister, 43 percent answered “neither”. Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the preference of 25% compared to 13 percent of Alexis Tsipras.

On assessing the government and prime minister, 71 percent have a negative view of Alexis Tsipras’ performance and 75 percent have a negative view of his government.

Also, 8 out of 10 Greeks believe the economy is bad, with 53 percent estimating that the situation will get even worse in the future, 32 percent believing the economy will remain stagnant and 13 percent expecting the economic situation to improve.