A 3.3 percentage point lead of Greek main opposition SYRIZA against ruling New Democracy recorded a poll on behalf of weekly newspaper “To Pontiki” that will be published tomorrow. The poll was conducted among 1,000 Greeks over 18 years of age between January 4 and 6. It should be noted that it is the first opinion poll to be published after Former Prime Minister George Papandreou launched his new party, Democrat Socialists Movement (KDS), on January 3.
On vote intention, SYRIZA gathered 33.8%, New Democracy 30.5%, “To Potami” 4.5%, Golden Dawn 4.4%, Greek Communist Party (KKE) 4.1%, PASOK 3.9%, Democrat Socialists Movement (KDS) 2.7% and Independent Greeks (ANEL) 2.4%. The currently parliamentary represented ANEL and newly launched KDS fail to exceed the electoral basis of 3% to enter the new Parliament, same as former governmental partner Democratic Left (DIMAR).
Moreover, the poll recorded other interesting facts, such as the parties’ clusters, the voters’ movements, the key role of undecided voters regarding the electoral performance of the two “gladiators,” the voters’ view on the next government’s major issues and the voters’ desired economic policy to be followed.
The poll comes just 18 days ahead of the January 25 general elections.