Tsipras Overtakes Samaras In Poll

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras

The roller coaster ride of opinion polls has put the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) back on top again, if only narrowly, by a margin of 29.5-to-28.5 percent over the ruling New Democracy (ND) Conservatives.

And for the first time, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, who is vehemently against austerity measures and bailouts keeping the country’s economy alive, has overtaken the ND leader, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in popularity, 44-43 percent.

That came as more Greeks said they have a negative view of using the euro as a currency, although amaras said bailout deals he has secured with harsh austerityi measures has prevented the country being forced out of the Eurozone. Only 59 percent of Greeks back the euro, compared to 70 percent in February, according to a survey carried out for SKAI TV and the newspaper Kathimerini.

That matched up with 60 percent who felt the government should continue talks with its international lenders, the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) to keep rescue monies coming.

Backing for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn fell 1.5 percent to 10 percent but it still ranked third, followed by the Independent Greeks at 8 percent and the PASOK Socialists, one of the ND’s leader Samaras’ coalition partners, at only 7.5 percent. SYRIZA’s popularity rose 4 percent in one month although Tsipras has been mostly dormant and Samaras has been aggressively seeking foreign investors and working to right the country’s debt-crushed economy.

At the first meeting of PASOK’s new central political committee on March 14, party leader Evangelos Venizelos suffered a setback during the vote to elect the 13 members of the party’s new political council as three of his choices failed to gather enough support. Nikos Androulakis was elected secretary.


  1. No reference of which poll was used, and just a whole bunch of assumptions and propaganda pushing an anti-euro agenda and the Cheampra is ahead. The article author is lying, making up figures that the Cheampras overall popularity/suitable as PM increased to 44%, in reality its only 26%, but that didn’t stop the author from pumping out deceptive nonsense and fitting them into his own anti-euro agenda. Cheampra amazingly does lead Samaras by 1% in this current AMNA poll, but it’s just one poll, who knows which one this author used, as again he states no references and twists things to fit his views.

    According to AMNA, with a nationwide opinion poll conducted between 8 and 12 March 2013, to a question of who would be most suitable for prime minister, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (and ND leader) was preferred by 44% of the respondents, followed by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras with 27%, while 26% said neither of the two. Overall SYRIZA was leading with 29.5 percent, followed by ND with 28.5 percent.


    http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview2.php?id=2596 Opinion polls gives SYRIZA 1pct lead over ND , Samaras more suitable for PM

  2. Do you see the halo around our savior? Only Lord Tsipras can save us from darkness and misery. Lord Tsipras will stroke his hand and 250,000 jobs will spring forward. Old loans will be cancelled and people around the world will flock to loan the entitled Greeks. I expect that we may even have money growing on trees.

    I have one word of advise to all of you, put your money in the bank. Take it out of your pillow and mattresses and put it in the bank. Don’t worry about a thing. Put it in the bank. Lord Tsipras will guarantee that it will be safe. Yes sir, it will be safe. Guaranteed. For sure. No question. Put it in the bank. There is no way Lord Tsipras would take it to feed his wishes. Nope. Never. A communist would never do that.

  3. Syriza is the only way it is the only party that can run Greece everybody else is sh-t.