Governing SYRIZA Trails Opposition by Ten Points in New Polls



The Greek main opposition party New Democracy (ND) has a commanding lead of about 10 points over the governing SYRIZA party in two polls which were published on Thursday.

According to Rass pollsters, ND is favored by 31.4 percent of likely voters, followed by SYRIZA, which garnered 21.6 percent.

The Movement for Change party snagged at 8.8 percent, followed by the Communist party (KKE) at 7.4 percent and extreme right party Golden Dawn drew support from 7.2 percent of those polled.

No other party received above the 3 percent threshold to be represented in the next Parliament.

According to the second poll by Pulse, New Democracy leads on 33 percent. SYRIZA is on 22.5 percent followed by Golden Dawn on 8, Movement for Change on 6.5 and KKE on 5.5 percent.

Elections are due to be held by October, 2019, although some observers say that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may call for a snap election sometime in May.