SYRIZA Retains 14.6 Percentage Point Lead According to Poll



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The SYRIZA party is still 14.6 percentage points ahead of main opposition New Democracy according to a nationwide Marc poll published by Alpha.

In terms of voter intent, SYRIZA is first with 34.2 pct, followed by ND with 19.6 pct, Potami with 6.3 pct, Communist Party of Greece with 5.2 pct, Golden Dawn with 5 pct, Independent Greeks with 3.7 pct, Union of Centrists with 1.8 pct, Kinima with 1.1 pct and other parties 3 pct. The unspecified vote came to 16.9 pct.

According to the poll conducted on June 7-10, 30.7 pct of citizens hope for “something better” four months after the elections, 59.8 pct fear “the worst” while 5 pct replied “neither” and 3.5 pct said “both equally” and 1 pct declined to answer.

Asked for their evaluation of the government, 32.6 pct said it was ‘negative’, 20.5 pct said ‘probably negative’, 20.9 pct said positive, 24.1 pct said ‘probably positive’ and 1.9 pct declined to answer.
On whether they were satisfied with the prime minister’s handling of things, 30.7 pct said ‘yes’, 22.3 pct said ‘probably yes’, 31.6 pct said ‘no’, 14.6 pct said ‘probably no’ and 0.8 pct didn’t answer.

On satisfaction with the actions of Parliament President Zoi Kostantopoulou, 55.8 pct said ‘no’, 9.1 pct said ‘probably no’, 20 pct said ‘yes’, 11.7 pct said ‘probably yes’ and 3.4 pct ‘no answer’.

An overwhelming majority of 80.3 pct considered that an agreement between Greece and its creditors will finally be reached, 13.9 pct see a complete rift and 5.8 pct declined to answer. A further 77.1 pct was in favour of an agreement, 18.9 pct wanted a rift with the creditors and 4 pct did not answer.

Asked whether the government should accept an agreement, 50.2 pct said yes, 37.4 pct said it should clash with the creditors and 12.4 pct did not answer.

In terms of satisfaction with the negotiations, 40.4 pct said ‘no’, 13 pct said ‘probably no’, 29.3 pct said ‘yes’ and 16.1 pct said ‘probably yes’ and 1.2 pct did not answer.

Fifty-six pct of those asked said they wanted the government to display more realism in the negotiations, while 39.2 pct said it should insist on its pre-election pledges and 4.8 did not answer.

Over three quarters, or 77.4 pct, are in favour of Greece remaining in the eurozone and 16 pct want a return to the drachma. In the case of deadlock, meanwhile, 44.2 pct prefer a national unity government, 37.6 pct want the same government to continue and 13.8 pct want elections to be held again.
(source: ana-mpa)