Greece’s Opposition Leads SYRIZA by 10 Points, Says New Poll



Greece’s main opposition New Democracy (ND) is leading the governing SYRIZA party by 10 points according to a new opinion poll by Pulse on behalf of SKAI TV.

According to the survey, ND gets 31.5 percent of voters’ first preference followed by SYRIZA with 21.5 percent. There is no change in the share of the two parties compared to a previous poll by Pulse in March.

The center-left Movement for Change is in third place with nince percent, followed by extreme right-wing Golden Dawn and the Communist Party with 8 and 6.5 percent respectively.

No other party gets above the three-percent threshold required to enter parliament.

According to the poll, irrespective of voting intentions, 55 percent believe that the ND will win the next election.

Conservative leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preferred as prime minister by 31 percent. Alexis Tsipras gets the votes of 23 percent. However, forty percent of respondents say they prefer neither.

The findings are consistent with surveys by other polling companies of recent months.

The SYRIZA-led government hopes that Greece’s exit from the the current bailout program in the summer of 2018 will help reverse the trend.

Elections in Greece will take place no later than September 2019.