SYRIZA Leads Poll, So Does Samaras



ekloges_psifodeltia_533_355In a continuation of polls showing the ambivalence of Greeks, the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is maintaining a slight lead over ruling New Democracy, but the Conservative leader, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is a runaway favorite to lead the country.

Samaras has 47.4 percent to only 32.4 percent for SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, his constant critic over austerity measures the government is imposing on the orders of international lenders, according to a poll taken the agency Marc for Alpha TV. But more than 20 percent of respondents said neither.

Frequent polls have shown the parties taking turns leading the pack but with Samaras far ahead of Tsipras. At the same time, Greeks say they don’t want the austerity measures but want the bailout monies and want to stay in the Eurozone, a contradiction in terms.

SYRIZA has 23.4 percent support, an increase of 0.3 percent over February, while backing for New Democracy slid 0.2 percent to 22.6 percent. Given a margin of error, the parties are essentially tied with a miniscule difference between them. Essentially, the poll shows voters want SYRIZA in power, but not Tsipras, which can’t happen. To the question who would win the next elections, 44.8 percent say SYRIZA compared to 36.2 percent for New Democracy though.

The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party remains third with 9.5 percent, with PASOK one of Samaras’ coalition partners, at fifth and falling at 5.6 percent, a loss of more than 38 percent from its triumph in 2009’s elections as new leader Evangelos Venizelos is overseeing its near demise. His party is barely ahead of the Independent Greeks which have 5.4 percent, and are followed by the government’s other junior partner, the tiny Democratic Left (DIMAR) at 4.7 percent and the Communists (KKE) dead last at 4.4 percent.

 

 


4 COMMENTS

  1. Yaaaay. The constant bashing of our coalition government by our leftists is working!

    The treasonous communist thieves that once again collaborate with IMRO s in trying to delete our very identity, that slander Greeks in foreign press, and are slowly turning Greece into a NON-GREEK third word Islamic theocracy are running neck and neck with our moderate parties.

    The irony is leftist Pasok gave voting rights to illegals, who then not only proceeded to almost universally support our communists but even attack Pasok!

    You leftist rocket scientists that keep supporting these illegals flooding our country keep up the good “human rights” work. Apparently “immigration control” is “racism” and “patriotism” is “fascism”. You are doing a fine job slowly ethnically erasing Greeks from the face of the earth.

    Your foreign leftist “comrades” at The Guardian, NY Times and Amnazi International are against racism and support you. They “care” about human rights of Greeks and are certainly not patronizing bigots that are prepared to sacrifice the Greek people to hide their shame for calling the Skopians “Macedonians”.. This is why they pretend not to notice the Skopians quick change of identity into “ancient Macedonians” and government sponsored threats against our Greece, while trying to talk us out of our very identity.

    They love you.

  2. Hey its our Skopian friend “orwell”…sorry. I mean the Prime Minister.

    Funny how you keep running to the defense of Skopians and communist Syriza. I thought you claimed to support Golden Dawn under your current handle Mr. Prime Minister?

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