New Greek Polls: SYRIZA Continues to Lead Over New Democracy



poll_GreeceGreek main opposition SYRIZA leads over ruling New Democracy (ND) by 2.6 percentage points, according to an opinion poll published in Sunday newspaper “To Vima.”

According to the poll, SYRIZA came first with 28.1%, followed by ND with 25.5%. In third place was “To Potami” with 6.5%, followed by Golden Dawn with 5.4%, PASOK with 5.2%, the Greek Communist Party (KKE) with 5%, newly founded George Papandreou‘s party, Democrat Socialists Movement (KIDISO), with 2.8% and Independent Greeks (ANEL) with 2.6%. 4.1% of the respondents said they will vote for another party and 14.8% did not answer or said they will cast a blank vote.

Greece’s Prime Minister and ND leader Antonis Samaras is more suitable for Prime Minister said 43.9% of respondents, with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras preferred by 36.2%. The poll was conducted between January 7 and 8, 2015.

According to another opinion poll for the Sunday edition of “Avghi” newspaper, conducted between January 2 and 9, 2015, SYRIZA leads with 38% over ND that was preferred by 30% of respondents, followed by “To Potami” with 7%, PASOK with 5.5%, KKE with 5%, ANEL with 3% and Democratic Left (DIMAR) with 1%.

SYRIZA also leads in a third opinion poll for Sunday newspaper “Proto Thema” with 31.2%, followed by ND with 28%. “To Potami” was in third place with 4.5%, followed by Golden Dawn with 4.2%, PASOK with 4%, KKE with 3.7%, KIDISO with 2.4% and ANEL with 2.2%. 4.4% of respondents said they will vote for another party and 9.6% said they haven’t decided yet.

The poll was conducted between January 7 and 9, 2015.

(source: ana-mpa)