New Poll Confirms Greece’s Opposition Lead



Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets Alexis Tsipras (file photo)

A new poll released on Thursday gives opposition New Democracy a 9.5 percent lead over governing SYRIZA.

The poll was conducted by Pulse for Skai television between September 16-18.

It shows New Democracy at 31.5 percent, compared to 22 percent for SYRIZA, followed by extreme right Golden Dawn with 7 percent, 6.5 percent for the centre-left Movement for Change, and the Greek Communist Party (KKE) with 5.5 percent.

Those would be the only five parties to pass the three percent threshold to enter parliament.