Pulse Poll, SYRIZA Takes the Lead



voting pollPrime Minister Antonis Samaras’ New Democracy Conservatives are slipping further behind the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party which built a 2.5 percent lead in a poll which had even worse news for the coalition government partner, the PASOK Socialists, who are floundering with 5 percent support.

SYRIZA opposes the austerity measures that have come with two bailouts of $325 billion from the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) but hasn’t offered any alternative. Still, the drumbeat of opposing the onslaught of pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions is resonating with voters even though Samaras said the conditions were necessary for the economy to recover.

Voters in growing numbers aren’t accepting Samaras’ plea they be patient and opposition to pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions, and public firings have ramped up opposition to the coalition government of his party and their partner, the PASOK Socialists.

That was before a vote on whether to spread taxes to other sectors, such as farmers, and let banks begin foreclosing on the homes of people who can’t pay their mortgages because of austerity measures the government imposed on the orders of the Troika.

An opinion poll published by Efimerida ton Syntakton gave SYRIZA a 2.5 percentage point lead over New Democracy. Previous polls have seen the parties trading the lead but this gap was the biggest difference between them all year.

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has been sniping constantly at Samaras, saying he is a lackey for the Troika. Tsipras said he wants to renege on paying the loans but hasn’t proposed any plans to keep the economy from collapsing.

The poll by Pulse put the opposition party on 22.5 percent and the conservatives on 20 percent. The ultra-far right Golden Dawn extremists remained third with 11.5 percent, rebounding fast after falling hard in the wake of the murder of an anti-fascist for which one of its followers was arrested. The crime led Samaras to order a crackdown on the party and its leaders were arrested on charges of running a criminal gang.

PASOK, a once dominant party that got 44 percent of the vote in winning the 2009 elections, has fallen to 5 percent, tied with the KKE Communists and would otherwise be irrelevant if the Socialist leader, Evangelos Venizelos, hadn’t agreed to give Samaras his votes in Parliament, for which he was named Deputy Premier/Foreign Minister.

Independent Greeks is next with 4.5 percent, while Democratic Left (DIMAR), which briefly served in the coalition before leaving in objection to the firing of all 2,653 workers at the former national broadcaster ERT – a move backed by Venizelos – is paying the price, with only 3 percent of the vote, the threshold for entering Parliament.

Significantly, a clear majority of Greeks believe that SYRIZA will win the next elections, according to the Pulse survey. Just under half of respondents (47 percent) think the leftists will be victorious, compared to 33 percent who believe New Democracy will come out on top.


15 COMMENTS

  1. “The ultra-far right Golden Dawn extremists remained third with 11.5 percent, rebounding fast after falling hard in the wake of the murder of an anti-fascist for which one of its followers was arrested.”
    Ummm told you so? GD support is at least 5 points higher than what the jewish media is willing to admit, so a safe number is at least 16.5%.
    Remember all the clowns and trolling jews insisting that GD is dead, finished? Keep squealing rats.

  2. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras swiftly ejected New Democracy lawmaker Vyron Polydoras from the party on Dec. 21 after his deputy, defying orders to vote for a unified property tax bill that puts new assessments on farmers, opposed it.

    The move LEAVES Samaras’ ALREADY SHAKY COALITION, that includes the PASOK Socialists, with ONLY a THREE-VOTE MAJORITY in the 300-member Parliament and came as others in the ruling party were said to be uneasy about supporting the measures that have widespread opposition among Greeks weary of austerity measures.

    https://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/21/samaras-boots-polydoras-over-tax-vote/

    The VENIZELOS-SAMARAS JUNTA is on LIFE SUPPORT !

  3. This is good development, this makes Samaras look unpopular and his regime tyrannical. Whenever the system faces an obstacles it is reverting to booting and jailing MPs, what a democracy. ha

  4. Just curious, has GD gained any voting block from the suffering farmers? I know farmers are conservative but they are also old school, I can see them thinking GD is bad news because they are “Nazis”.

  5. For all you gd idiots, your party will never govern Greece. So stop acting like you will win the next election. You cater to the lowest uneducated voter, just like mshitler, aussienazi and the rest of the morons on this board

  6. This whole site has been infested with a bunch of Nazis. This is such a pathetic site for allowing offensive hate speeches to be posted like nothing.

  7. Under hard questioning from party officials who fear PASOK – which got 44 percent of the vote when it won the 2009 elections – will dissolve as a party because Venizelos has aligned himself WITH THE FADING CONSERVATIVES (New Democracy) as well, Venizelos insisted that his support for Samaras is saving the country.
    https://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/23/venizelos-defends-pasok-himself/

    The Venizelos-Samaras Junta is on a fast track to the scrap heap of history.

  8. Everything in the Western World has been infested with filthy perverted Jewish poison, via the Jewish dominated news and entertainment media, and overwhelmingly Jewish owned and directed pornographic industry!
    “Four of the largest five entertainment giants are now run or owned by Jews. [Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (at number four) is the only gentile holdout – however, Rupert is as pro-Israel as any Jew, probably more so.” — (Los Angeles Jewish Times Oct. 29. 1999)
    [other sources claim Murdoch’s mother, Elisabeth J. Greene, is Jewish]

  9. In a respected and scholarly magazine of Jewish intellectuals, (The Jewish Quarterly, winter 2004) Jewish professor Nathan Abrams in an
    article titled, “Triple Exthnics,” proudly documents the LEADING ROLE of Gentile-hating Jews in PORNOGRAPHY.

    Abrams shows how the corruption and debasement of Gentiles and Christian morality is a primary part of their motivation for intentionally
    infecting the Gentile community with pornography.

    “Is there a deeper reason, beyond the mere financial, as to why Jews in particular have become involved in porn? …Al Goldstein, the publisher of Screw, said “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism.” Pornography thus becomes a way of defiling Christian culture and, as it penetrates to the very heart of the American mainstream (and is no doubt consumed by those very same WASPs), its subversive character becomes more charged. Extending the subversive thesis, Jewish involvement in the X-rated industry can be seen as a proverbial two fingers to the entire WASP establishment in America.”

    Abrams writing in a Jewish journal for a presumably Jewish audience writes matter-of-factly about the “atavistic hatred” against us by Jewish pornographers and their motivation to “weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion.”

    “Jewish involvement in porn, by this argument, is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: they are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion.”

  10. The Western World has been deliberately infested with sexual degeneracy designed to destroy the Christian family unit by the Jewish owned and directed pornographic industry.

    In the postwar era, America’s most notorious pornographer was the JEW Reuben Sturman, the ‘Walt Disney of Porn’. According to the US Department
    of Justice, throughout the 1970s Sturman controlled most of the pornography circulating in the country. … It was said that Sturman did
    not simply control the adult-entertainment industry; he was the industry. Sturman was a generous donator to Jewish charities.

  11. In 2000, a Jewish “Russian” organized crime ring was uncovered that specialized in kidnapping Russian children, some as young as two years old, from parks and orphanages and then subjecting them to rape, torture and murder, all on video tape. These tapes were sold to thousands of Jewish and Gentile perverts all over the world.

    When police in Italy were frustrated by lack of action by the authorities they released some of the video footage to an Italian network which then showed some of the graphic images hoping to cause public outrage. Instead of outrage against the Jewish murderers the TV producers suffered outrage for showing the disturbing images. In spite of the horror and obvious newsworthiness of this international Jewish child porn/murder operation, it received little coverage in the media in the United States.

    The rings American distributor was Jewish American Seth Beckenstein, his brother Jewish American billionaire Joshua Beckenstein posted $500,000 bail for Seth Beckenstein during the trial. American Jew Seth Beckenstein pled guilty and was given only 18 months in a federal detention facility, even though he was distributing pornography that showed the torture and murder of children.

    In comparison, non-jewish George Thrasher was sentenced in Florida to 360 years prison for possession of 60 non-violent images. In Arizona, Morton Berger was given 200 years for 20 non-violent images.

  12. I support the genocide of every fucking member and fence sitter of the golden dawn party. Kill them all =)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.