Pulse Poll: SYRIZA in Lead for Euro Elections



Pulse RC Poll for 2014 Euro ElectionsA new poll on May’s Euro elections conducted by Pulse RC for the Greek website www.topontiki.gr showed SYRIZA has retained its 1.5% lead over New Democracy, with both parties increasing their share of the vote by 3% since April’s survey.

More specifically, SYRIZA has a 22% edge over New Democracy, compared to 19% in April, and New Democracy ranks second with 20.5% (17.5% in April). The far-right Golden Dawn is estimated to win 10% of the votes compared to 9.5% in the previous poll, while To Potami has fallen to 7% from 9.5% in April.

The socialist coalition Elia lost ground by 0.5% and polled 6.5% in May, while the Democratic Left (DIMAR) rose to 3% from 2%. Both the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Independent Greeks (ANEL) remain steady at 6% and 4% respectively.

Asked who would win, 44% of the participants said SYRIZA, while 36% went for New Democracy. However, according to the poll, the current Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras seems more suitable for the top job, polling 32% compared to 24% for SYRIZA’s leader Alexis Tsipras.