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Minimal lead for New Democracy within the statistical error

17 September 2015 / 18:09:07  GRReporter
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A few days before the elections on Sunday polls show that Sunday evening will become a real election thriller and derby between SYRIZA and New Democracy.

Moreover, the balance of power between Alexis Tsipras and Evangelos Meimarakis after their last televised debate has changed in some of the studies. Significantly, in the poll of Kapa Research, SYRIZA leads with 0.6% whereas the results of a survey carried out by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki show a 0.5% lead for New Democracy.

Kapa Research: 0.6% margin in favour of SYRIZA  

A minimal lead of about 0.6% for SYRIZA is the result of the poll that Kapa Research conducted on 15-16 September on behalf of 29% of respondents will vote for SYRIZA and 28.4% for New Democracy. Golden Dawn ranks third followed by PASOK, the Communist Party (KKE) and Potami.

In particular, voter attitudes are as follows:


New Democracy 28.4%

Golden Dawn 6.7%

PASOK 5.9%

KKE 5.5%

Potami 5%

Popular Unity 3.5%

Union of Centrists 3.2%

Independent Greeks 3%

Equally small is the lead of Alexis Tsipras over Evangelos Meimarakis in terms of who is more suitable for prime minister (36.5% for the former compared to 35.1% for the latter).

A government consisting primarily of SYRIZA members receives 37.4% of votes against 35.7% for a government of New Democracy.

There is a significant difference in the percentage of voters who believe that SYRIA will win the elections, namely 55.6% compared to 30.5% who think that New Democracy will do so.

University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki: 0.5% margin in favour of New Democracy

According to the poll that the University of Macedonia carried out on 14-15 September among 2,214 respondents, 1,072 of whom were interviewed after the second televised debate between Tsipras and Meimarakis, New Democracy receives 30% of the votes, taking the lead from SYRIZA with its 29.5%.

In particular, voter attitudes are as follows:

New Democracy 30%

SYRIZA 29.5%

Golden Dawn 6.5%

KKE 5.5%


Potami 5%

Union of Centrists 4%

Popular Unity 3%

Independent Greeks 2.5%

Poll by Pulse

In the poll conducted by Pulse on behalf of Action24 TV New Democracy leads over SYRIZA with 0.5%.

In particular, voter attitudes are as follows:

New Democracy 27.5%


Golden Dawn 6.5%

PASOK-Democratic Left 6.5%

Potami 5%

KKE 5%

Popular Unity 3.5%

Union of Centrists 2.5%

Independent Greeks 2%

In terms of who is more suitable for prime minister Alexis Tsipras leads with 36% over Evangelos Meimarakis who receives 34% (both have improved their results by 1% compared to last week).

Prorata: SYRIZA leads by 4%

In the poll that Prorata conducted on 15 September on behalf of the Editors’ Newspaper, SYRIZA leads over New Democracy with 4% and the future parliament will involve 8 parties.

In particular, voter attitudes are as follows:


New Democracy 24%

Golden Dawn 7.5%

KKE 5%

Potami 5%

PASOK-Democratic Left 5%

As for the televised debate between Tsipras and Meimarakis, 41% of respondents state that neither of them was convincing. Tsipras was more convincing for 33% of voters and Meimarakis for 26%.

Tags: ElectionsGreeceSYRIZANew DemocracyPolls
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