Greeks give New Democracy poll lead 2

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.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.