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SYRIZA and New Democracy are losing popularity, Golden Dawn retains its third place

29 November 2015 / 15:11:03  GRReporter
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Two months after the elections, the government shows the first signs of fatigue and decline in popularity, according to the survey of Kapa Research, commissioned by To Vima

Along with that, the majority of Greeks are "for" the formation of a grand coalition government including representatives of all parliamentary parties. But if elections were held today, only five parties would make it into parliament.

Asked what the prime minister should do if subsequent elections strip the government of its majority, 37.8% want a common government including New Democracy as well. 25.8% prefer the government to resign and make new elections, 23.5% would like to see the PM cooperating with centrist opposition parties like PASOK, Potami and the Union of centrists.

Asked which party they would vote for if elections were held today, 18.4% of respondents say SYRIZA. Second comes New Democracy with 14.9%, Golden Dawn is third with 5.6%, the PASOK-Democratic Left alliance gets 4.5%, the Communist Party – 4.4%, the Union of centrists – 2.3%, Potami – 2.2%, Independent Greeks – 2.1% and Popular Unity – 1.9%. 18.2% say they won't vote, 15.9% are still undecided, and 6.1% would drop a white or invalid ballot.

The slipping popularity of the government affects the popularity of Tsipras himself, although he continues to be considered the most suitable for prime minister by 41.8% of respondents against 28.5% for Evangelos Meimarakis. Yet over 65% of respondents take negatively to all key government decisions from January up to now. Specifically, the referendum in July is viewed adversely by 63.9% of respondents; the early elections in September – by 68.9%; the third memorandum agreement – by 70.2%; the forming of a second government with the participation of the Independent Greeks – by 71.4%; and the clash with the creditors, led by former finance minister Yannis Varoufakis – by 63.8%. New Democracy was not spared by citizens' criticism: 39.2% believe that the party will follow the fate of PASOK, and 36.5% think New Democracy is undergoing a deep crisis and will need a long time to recover.

Tags: poll Kapa Research popularity SYRIZA New Democracy
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