New Democracy Leads over SYRIZA by 13.5% in New Poll

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Last Update: 00:06

The conservative party leads over SYRIZA by 13.5 percentage points in a new opinion poll conducted by Pulse on behalf of Action24 television.

On intention to vote, New Democracy leads the race with 32.5 percent of potential votes with the leftist party trailing behind at 19 percent.

Three parties (Golden Dawn, Democratic Coalition and the Greek Communist Party fight for third place as their percentages on intention to vote are very close.

Specifically, participants would vote for the following:

ND 32.5%


GD 7.5%

Democratic Coalition (PASOK-DIMAR)

KKE 6%

Plefsi Eleftherias 2.5%

To Potami 2%

Independent Greeks (ANEL)2%

Centrists Union 2%

Popular Unity 2%



Greek Solution 1%

Other 3%

Undecided 8%

No Answer 3,5%

On projected winner of the elections, the majority of participants believe that the conservative party will win (63%), while only 18% expect SYRIZA to come out victorious.

On the popularity of political leaders, ND chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis comes first (39%), followed by PASOK leader Fofi Genimmata and KKE general secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas with 28% each. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is popular only among 22% of Greeks.

Regarding the question “Who is more suitable for prime minister, 33% of Greeks prefer Mitsotakis while 19% would stay with Tsipras.

The survey also had an interesting question, where respondents were asked which was the best bailout government. One in three Greeks (33%) believe that the best bailout government was the New Democracy-PASOK coaltion of Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos. Also one in four (24%) would choose technocrat Loukas Papademos. The SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition gathered only 17% of respondents. George Papandreou is the least favorite bailout prime minister, getting only 8%.

When asked what parliamentary majority they would want to see voting the measures for closing the evaluation, only 22% of respondents answered SYRIZA-ANEL. Another 33% of respondents would prefer that another majority will emerge after early elections, while 31% prefer larger majority in the House.

As to whether the measures would be softer with another government, 56% of respondents answered no, while 37% answered yes. A high percentage of ND voters believe that the measures will be softer with another government (64%).

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