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SYRIZA is the first party, but Alexis Tsipras is not convincing as prime minister

29 November 2012 / 16:11:42  GRReporter
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The radical coalition of SYRIZA takes the lead as shown by the results of three new polls. According to VPRC agency, the main opposition party leads with 5% as regards voters' preferences. However, Antonis Samaras still ranks number one as "the most suitable for prime minister."

According to respondents, if elections were held in Greece today, at least eight parties would be present in parliament. The support for each of them is as follows:

SYRIZA - 31.5%

New Democracy - 26.5%

Golden Dawn - 12.5%

Greek Communist Party - 6.5%

Independent Greeks - 6.5%

Democratic Left - 5.5%

PASOK - 5%

Some other party - 6%

16.8%  of respondents would prefer Antonis Samaras to be prime minister and only 9.5% Alexis Tsipras.

The radical left holds the lead in the poll conducted by Marc agency as well. 23.2% of participants reply that they would vote for SYRIZA, 21.3% - for New Democracy, 9.6% - for Golden Dawn, 6% - for PASOK, 5.5% - for Independent Greeks, 4.9% - for the Democratic Left, 4.8% - for the Communist Party and 5.4% - for some other party. 10.5% refuse to answer or are not sure of their choice, and 8.8% reply they would vote with a white or spoiled ballot or would not vote at all.

In response to the question "Whom would you vote for if the elections were today," the participants reply:

SYRIZA - 28.8%

New Democracy - 26.4%

Golden Dawn - 11.8%

PASOK - 7.5%

Independent Greeks - 6.9%

Democratic Left - 6.1%

Communist Party - 5.9%

Some other party - 6.6%

Respondents rank the leader of Democratic Left, Fotis Kouvelis, as the most popular politician with 52%, followed by Antonis Samaras with 46% and Alexis Tsipras with 39.1%.

According to 49.1% of them, the most suitable for prime minister is the present one. SYRIZA’s leader is preferred by 32% and 18.9% of respondents reply they have no opinion.

The results of the poll conducted by the Pulse agency show a 4.5% margin in favour of SYRIZA and a decline in public support for the three parties participating in the government coalition, following the vote on the new austerity measures.

For the first time since the election in May, New Democracy has the support of 19% of respondents, PASOK – 6% and the Democratic Left - 3.5%. SYRIZA has managed to leave the "blue" behind after being supported by 23.5% of the votes. 26% of respondents define Antonis Samaras as the most suitable for prime minister. Alexis Tsipras receives the support of 23.5% of respondents and 47% of them reply "none of them".

The support for the parties, which is based on the responses to the question ​​"Whom would you vote for if the elections were today" is as follows:

SYRIZA – 26%

New Democracy - 21.5%

Golden Dawn - 13.5%

Independent Greeks - 7.5%

PASOK - 6.5%

Communist Party - 5.5%

Democratic Left – 4%

Some other party - 2.5%

ANTARSIA - 1.5%

Recreate Greece – 1%

Environmentalists – 1%

People who have not yet decided for whom they will vote - 9.5%

The poll results show that 76% of respondents believe that the government was not able or willing to negotiate with Greece’s lenders and 19% think that there was no such opportunity.

Most of the participants do not expect that the payment of the financial aid will save the country or that it will remove the uncertainty. 84% think that the uncertainty and stress of the new measures will continue to exist, whereas only 10% believe that Greece will be saved with the help of these funds.

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