A new poll published today shows that 52 percent of Greeks want the country to remain in the euro zone, but 70 percent believe that the government should not cross the “red lines” set by the government.
The poll was conducted by Palmos Analysis for SBC business television channel and took place on May5-6.
Seventy-seven percent of participants are against reforms in pension laws and 70 percent are against mass layoffs, two measures required by lenders. Also, 63 percent are in favor of collective bargaining in the labor market, which is another red line the Greek government has set in negotiations.
On the question “what should the government’s priority be”, 52 percent answered that Greece should stay in the euro zone at any cost. At the same time, 44 percent said that the government’s priority should be to get Greece out of any kind of memoranda.
Finally, on the intention to vote question, 36.7 percent said that they would vote for SYRIZA if elections were to be held today, while only 16.5 said they would vote for New Democracy.