A new poll by Pulse for Action24 in Greece shows the conservative party of New Democracy widening its lead over the Syriza governing party to 4.5 points while its newly elected leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is ahead of Alexis Tsipras in the category of who would be a better prime minister by 2 points.
Of course, it is uncertain how valid these polls are as Greek pollsters have shown a repeated tendency to be way off the mark when it comes to elections forecasts. They were way off the mark on the July 5, 2015 referendum as well as on the legislative election of September 20, 2015.
However, it is beyond doubt that Tsipras’ government is running out of steam and losing rapidly its political legitimacy on account of the fact that it has made a major U-turn on pre-election pledges and has become just another Greek government enforcing austerity on a badly battered economy and crisis-weary citizens.
In Pulse’s poll, both the neo-Nazi Golden party and the Greek Communist party receive 5.5% of the vote while Syriza’s governing partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), receives just 2% of the projected vote.