Poll: 7 in 10 Greeks Believe Country is on Wrong Track, 64% Against FYROM Deal



New opinion polls conducted in Greece show that seven in 10 citizens believe the country is going in the wrong direction, 64 percent disagree with the FYROM name deal, while 45 percent believe that neither Tsipras or Mitsotakis are fit to lead Greece.

In the poll conducted by Vox Pop Analysis for Documento Sunday newspaper, New Democracy is ahead of SYRIZA by 4.6 percent on intention to vote. Also, 63.4 percent of participants disagree or likely disagree with the Prespa Agreement on the FYROM name, while 34.5 percent agree or likely agree.

At the same time, 70.1 percent of participants believe that Greece overall is going in the wrong direction, while only 28.1 percent have a positive outlook for the future of the country.

In the same poll, 26.8 percent of respondents see ND chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis as more suitable for prime minister and 26 percent believe the same about Alexis Tsipras. The majority, 44.8 percent, don’t believe that either one is fit for leading Greece.

In another poll by MRB for Realnews Sunday newspaper, an overwhelming 84.4 percent of participants do not trust the methods of the existing Greek political parties. At the same time, only 29.8 percent believe that new parties are needed, while 39.1 percent are against the formation of new parliamentary parties.

The same poll shows that New Democracy leads over SYRIZA on intention to vote by 13.4 percent. In both polls, more than half of respondents believe that New Democracy will win the next election. Also, in both polls, the percentages of respondents who haven’t decided on what party to vote for are in the double digits.