Concern for Greek Golden Dawn’s Rise in Poll Numbers



voting pollsThe Metron Analysis poll for this Sunday’s newspaper “TO ETHNOS” caused quite a stir, seeing as it records a strong growth of Golden Dawn after the double murder of the organization members in Neo Iraklion, Greece. Specifically, Golden Dawn went from 7.6 % to 10% in just one month. As it was written in the article “the neo-Nazi organization is once again in full force before Pavlos Fyssas‘ blood has even dried.”

So far, six of the party’s 18 members in the Greek Parliament have been charged with belonging to a criminal organisation. Three are in pre-trial detention including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, who is charged with being the head of a criminal organisation. The Court has managed to link the political party to at least two murder’s — one of which is that of Pavlos Fyssas — three attempts of murder and many assaults.

The poll results:

The survey recorded a marginal 0.7% lead for SYRIZA. Specifically, while estimating votes, SYRIZA gathers 29.9% versus 29.2% of New Democracy. PASOK gathers 6%, the Independent Greeks 5.9%; Golden Dawn 10%; the Democratic Left (DIMAR) 3.7%; the Communist Party (KKE) 5.9%; LAOS 1.45%: the Ecological-Greens 2.6%, ANTARSYA 1.8% and 3.6% for another party.

Among the political leaders the one best suited for Greek prime minister is Antonis Samaras with 33%, followed by Alexis Tsipras with 16%, while 36% voted for “no one.”

The taxation of property was considered unfair by 82% of the people asked, while 56% believe that the image of the State is worsening.