Greece’s governing SYRIZA party has slightly closed the gap on the main opposition New Democracy in the latest poll by Public Issue released on Thursday — the third anniversary of SYRIZA coming to power.
However, New Democracy maintains a huge lead of 15.5 percent on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ party, slightly down from a December poll by the same company.
The latest poll was conducted before the current round of talks with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over its name and before the rally in Thessaloniki on January 21.
Results show that if elections took place today, New Democracy would get 37 percent followed by SYRIZA on 21.5 percent.
Centre-left Movement for Change moves into third place with 13 percent, followed by extreme-right Golden Dawn and communist KKE.
The right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL), which shares power with SYRIZA, would fail to cross the three-percent threshold for entering parliament, netting just two percent.