SYRIZA Takes the Lead in New Poll


A Kapa Research opinion poll carried out on behalf of the newspaper “TO VIMA,” gives SYRIZA a 0.8 percent lead over New Democracy.

In particular, the opinion poll places the major opposition party first with 22.5 percent and second comes New Democracy with 21.7 percent. The Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, seems to be stable in third position with 7.5 percent. In fourth stands the Greek Communist Party (KKE) with 5.8 percent. Right behind the Communist Party is the coalition party PASOK with 5.6 percent.  The Independent Greeks Party (ANEL) is sixth with 4 percent. DIMAR has just 2.8 percent and would be therefore out of Parliament as the threshold needed to be in the Parliament is 3 percent.

On the matter which of the two parties — SYRIZA or New Democracy — will be most likely to win the elections, 44.6 percent answered SYRIZA while the 38.5 percent New Democracy.

On the issue of who would be most suitable for the position of prime minister, coalition leader and current Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras received 42.8 percent of votes from those who participated in the poll, followed by SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras with 34.5 percent.

The respondents of the poll were also asked which party they are going to vote for in the forthcoming elections of the European Parliament. First comes SYRIZA with 19.7 percent and follows New Democracy with 18.6 percent. Third is Golden Dawn with 7.1 percent and fourth is PASOK with 5 percent. KKE stands fifth with 4.9 percent and sixth ANEL with 3.8 percent. DIMAR stands at 2.5 percent.

Last but not least, the polled sample answered the question of which coalition government would be most suitable to govern Greece and face the difficulties of the ongoing economic recession. The respondents claiming that a coalition government based mainly on New Democracy and under Antonis Samaras leadership would be suitable to help Greece get back on track, amounted to 40.4 percent, while 36.7 percent claimed that a coalition government based on  SYRIZA and under Alexis Tsipras leadership has what it takes to help Greece’s efforts.