Surprising Poll of Greek University

voting pollThe Economics Department of the University of Ioannina, Greece, carried out a poll of voting intentions during the next elections.

The poll posed the question, “How would you vote if there were a general election held next Sunday?” SYRIZA received 14.5% of the vote, the option “other party” was in second place with 10.5%, with Nea Dimokratia in third with 7.3% and the communist party (KKE) forth with 3.5%. The remaining parties (PASOK, DIMAR, Independent Greeks, Golden Dawn) were all below 3%. What was significant was the proportion of floating voters (36.4%).

The results of the poll are interesting in that they suggest that the popularity of Nea Dimokratia and Antonis Samaras is falling, particularly among young people,  while PASOK which was once the dominant party would not be participating in parliament.

Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA appears optimistic claiming that the next elections will be held  in 2014 and not in 2016 as scheduled. During his visit to the Aghios Andreas children’s foundation, Tsipras claimed that 2014 will be the year that SYRIZA begins the step by step reconstruction of Greece.





  1. I’m not a fan of the communist Tsipras but what other alternative does Greece have? Samaras and the coalition government as we all know is beyond corrupt to the bone. PASOK destroyed Greece and it is self evident that every Minister past and present in every sector of Greece was / is corrupt. PASOK is finished never to be in Parliament again. I hope they arrest PM Papandreou and prosecute him tot he fullest extent of the law for treason. He is a traitor to Greece and the greek citizens of Greece.
    Venizelos should also be arrested and put to jail. Samaras will be finished. I don’t have a crystal ball to look into but anyone in their right mind can see that the greek government will collapse. If Tsipras takes over I’m expecting hoping Greece to exit the euro zone. 2014 might be a devastating year in regard to uprising and massive social unrest.

    In conclusion, PASOK and ND politicians need to be caught and hanged in Parliament Square for being part of the Lamogia thieves and crooks that destroyed Greece Ina 40 year period.

    I pray one day, Greece greatly prospers again and returns to its glory!

  2. The profile of those polled was only university students or a cross section of the population? If retirees were included then indeed this does not bode well for either of the coalition parties. But the period before the May 2014 elections is a lifetime in politics and the real political gamesmanship will start in earnest after the first of the year.

  3. Now is the time for all smart Greeks to take their money out of the Greek banks. Once Tsipras is in, Greece will go back to the drahma and according to the World Bank the first week the drahma will devalue by 50%.

  4. No doubt a return to the Drachma will create market turmoil and currency exchange panic, but in time it will settle down. It has to as a self-disciplining motivator for government to live within its means. Prior to joining the EZ Greece had its problems but noting comparable in scale to what was experienced afterwards. The choices are to stick with the Euro and remain in the Euro-feudal system as a debtor nation or leave and regain a measure of dignity and self-determination with the Drachma.