Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy has found itself in the lead in a recent poll conducted by the University of Macedonia, after the survey found 85% of respondents believe more austerity lies ahead for the country.
According to the finding of the poll, the conservative New Democracy (ND) has a 13 percentile point lead ahead of Syriza with 30.5% of voters would back ND if elections were held now compared to 17.5% for SYRIZA.
As far as other political parties are concerned, according to the same survey, if elections were held now Golden Dawn would get 7.5% of the vote and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) would receive 6.5%.
The Union of Centrists would get 3% the threshold for entering Parliament, while Independent Greeks (ANEL), which currently shares power with SYRIZA, would scrape just 2%, thus failing to enter the House.
Asked whether they were convinced by the speeches of political leaders at the Thessaloniki International Fair earlier this month, only 6 percent responded “yes” regarding the address of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, while the rate was 19.5 percent for ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.