Opinion Poll: Greek PM Tsipras Popularity at Impressive 78%


A recent opinion poll conducted by Public Issue for the daily newspaper Avgi shows that the Greek Prime Minister and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras’ popularity has reached an impressive 78%, while 63% of those questioned are in support of the government’s negotiation strategy. At the same time, 55% of the Greeks are approving the Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has lately gained publicity both within Greece and abroad.

Those disapproving the government’s handling in the negotiations with the country’s creditors consist of 28% of the public opinion, while 3% do not take sides and 6% have no opinion on the matter. Moreover, 82% of the respondents say the feeling the government’s negotiating stance gave them is “national pride,” although 39% believe the winners in this tie are the lenders. Similarly, 22% see the negotiations as a win-win case, 21% say no side has benefited and only 14% believe that Greece is coming out on top.

Regarding Greece’s outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, 55% of respondents say they trust him as the chief negotiator, while 43% do not. The Finance Minister’s popularity, though, has dropped 4% compared to the previous month.

Asked about the party leaders and their suitability for the premiership, 62% see Mr. Tsipras as the most appropriate, against only 20% of former Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras. Specifically, the second most popular political leader is the National Defense Minister and junior coalition government partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader, Panos Kammenos with 46%, followed by To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis with 45%, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) secretary-general Dimitris Koutsoumpas with 35%, Antonis Samaras with 28%, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos with 19% and neo-nazi inspired Golden Dawn — recently released from custody — leader Nikos Michaloliakos with only 9%.


  1. Supporting Marxists when communists massacred Greeks for IMRO during civil war and were responsible for a 100 million deaths in the 20th century is beyond bizarre. The number of Greeks that support Syriza is approximately related to the number of incompetent “Greeks”. It is precisely because we have so many moronic far leftist vultures that Greece’s economy is a basket case.

  2. It all boils down to popularity rather than principles with leftists. Mass murderers Hitler and Stalin were very popular too.

  3. ‘Marxism’ As far as I can see in the modern context that’s just a proper look at economic systems relating to capitalism, government etc. I think anyone calling themselves a ‘Marxist’ in the way they did back in Russia is an idiot, Yes, even perhaps dangerous as is was related to all kinds of particular state issues. But he doesn’t as you are.

    You want someone with a deep understanding of the actual state capitalist system we live in to have any real use in finance. That’s why he does everyone’s head in, he has a good understanding. They don’t and should.

    And O yes, it was far leftists who have been ‘in charge’ for last, god knows how long.

    Are you Greek? We still have your marbles. But good news, most people want to give them back. Still some self respect among the people of the uk at least.

  4. Seems the question for Greeks is do you want to hold on, or exit. Sure you can do that but it’s going to be much harder than now, for a while at least, and unleash forces that I certainly couldn’t predict.

    Or you want wait for others to challenge the nature of Europe? And this may well end up in
    a similar place. I think to just say sod it atm would be pretty crazy. That’s if you care about the people already suffering loads.

    Whatever, seems the people get it ok anyway.