Poll: Majority of Greeks Believe Gov’t Lost in Deal With Creditors

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Last Update: 14:06

The majority of Greek people believe that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did not get what he claims in the agreement with creditors for the bailout program review, a new poll shows.

According to the survey of the University of Macedonia on behalf of Skai television, 71.5% of respondents said that the Greek government did not get a good deal in the last Eurogroup, despite what officials claim. Only 13% responded that Greece came out a winner.

The figures reflect disappointment with the government’s performance, which continues to decline. Syriza shows a further decline, standing at 15%, compared to 16.5% in the previous poll.

New Democracy appears to gain from the dissatisfaction with the government as voting intention went slightly up from last month (33% versus 32.5%).

The Greek Communist Party (KKE) came third in the poll with 7.5%, followed by Golden dawn at 7%, the Democratic Coalition (PASOK-DIMAR) with 6%. The remaining parties did not get the necessary 3% needed to enter the parliament.

Regarding the overall assessment of the agreement and the bailout program, 82.5% of respondents estimate that Greece has been condemned to persistent austerity, compared to only 10% who believe that after this decision Greece is on the way to coming out of the crisis.

On the debt issue, 77.5% responded negatively to the question whether the government is effectively negotiating a substantial reduction of public debt, with 16.5% of respondents responding positively.

When asked who would win the next election, New Democracy is overwhelmingly ahead of Syriza with 69.5% against 10.5%. Furthermore, the main opposition party chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis is favored over Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as most appropriate for the premiership with 33% against 16%.

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