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A derby between SYRIZA and New Democracy projected by all polls

29 August 2015 / 17:08:03  GRReporter
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The poll shows that SYRIZA's support – which in June stood at 34.5% – is melting. Accordingly, the popularity of New Democracy, which in June attracted 16.5% of voters, has been gaining strength. This is how the votes are distributed now:

  • SYRIZA: 25%
  • New Democracy: 22%
  • Potami: 6%
  • Communist Party: 6%
  • Golden Dawn: 5.5%
  • Popular Unity: 5%.
  • PASOK: 4.5%
  • Union of Centrists: 4.5%.
  • Independent Greeks: 2% (staying outside parliament)

14% of respondents either failed to answer or were undecided.

The standing of political leaders

The most popular leader is Alexis Tsipras with 23%. Evangelos Meimarakis is at his heels with 22.5%. Third comes Stavros Theodorakis (Potami) with 19.5% and fourth – Fofi Gennimata (PASOK) with 16%. Although his party is likely to remain outside parliament, Panos Kamenos gathered 13.5% of the votes. Right after him ranks Dimitris Koutsoubas of the Communist Party (13%). Panagiotis Lafazanis got 10% while Golden Dawn's Nikos Michaloliakos gained 5% of approval.

66.5% of respondents think parliament speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou got it wrong. Her negative vote has been gaining strength since April, when it was 47.5%.

  • ProRata for Efimerida ton Sintakton: battle between Syriza and New Democracy

A 3.5 points lead of SYRIZA was forecast by the ProRata poll commissioned by Efimerida ton Sintakton (The Editors' Newspaper). However, the undecided voters got the highest percentage of 25.5% – vis-a-vis SYRIZA's 23%.


Respondents' preferences are allocated as follows:

  • SYRIZA: 23%
  • New Democracy: 19.5%
  • Popular Unity: 3.5%
  • Golden Dawn: 6.5%
  • Potami: 4%
  • Communist Party: 5%
  • PASOK: 4.5%
  • Union of Centrists 3%
  • Independent Greeks: 2%

Over 50% of respondents believe that the new agreement with the creditors is not a good deal.

  • Bridging Europe: An 8.5% lead for SYRIZA

An 8.5 points lead of SYRIZA over New Democracy is shown by the poll of the international think-tank Bridging Europe. The undecided voters came up as a kind of "second party".


Here is the vote distribution:

  • SYRIZA: 26.8%
  • New Democracy: 18.3%
  • Potami: 6.2%
  • Popular Unity: 6.1%
  • Golden Dawn 5.9%
  • Communist Party 5.8%.
  • Among those staying outside are:
  • PASOK: 2.9%
  • Independent Greeks: 2.4%
  • Union of Centrists: 2.6%.

19.8% said they had not yet made up their mind.

Respondents are split in their opinion of the early election. 43% oppose it while 39% think it is okay. The majority of citizens (62%) believe that the ballot will usher in a coalition government. Asked "In the current circumstances, which do you prefer: Greece leaving the Eurozone or staying in it?", 45% clung to the euro, while 34% preferred leaving the Eurozone.

The survey was carried out between the 24th and 26th of August and involved 1,015 people.

  • Marc for Alpha: a margin of 2.1%

A 2.1% lead for SYRIZA is shown by the telephone survey of Marc for AlphaTV, conducted between the 25th and 28th of August among 1,006 households.

According to the survey, votes were distributed as follows:

Tags: polls SYRIZA New Democracy lead early elections popularity
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