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48% of Greeks believe SYRIZA will Win Next Elections; 80% Convinced Country in Wrong Direction

80% of the Greeks believe the country goes to the wrong direction, while 48% are convinced that left-wing and main opposition party SYRIZA will win the elections should they take place tomorrow. In a public opinion survey (Political Barometer October 2012) conducted by Public Issue for Skai TV and Kathimerini, the citizens’s anger and outrage continue to increase (25% in September, 28% in October).

It’s also interesting to see the profile of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) supporters:

majority of them are men, 18-24 years old, with medium education and without work.

72% are against the Memorandum of Understanding, the bailout agreement between Greece and its lenders, while 19% are in favor.

An equal percentage of respondents, 72%, states that it has difficulties to come along with their income: 42% big difficulty, 30% difficulty, 25% they manage, 3% no problem.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is still ‘the best suitable PM’ with 43% (three units more than September), while main opposition party leader Alexis Tsipras get 28% (one unit less than in September).

Most popular popular leader is Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) with 48%, followed by Alexis Tsipras with 41%, Panos Kammenos (Indepentent Greeks) with 40%, Antonis Samaras (39%), Aleka Papariga (KKE) with 21%, Nikos Michaloliakos (Golden Dawn) with 20% and Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) also with 20%.

In the elections performance (“which party do you believe will win should elections take part tomorrow?”) SYRIZA leads with 48% with an impressive difference from Nea Dimokratia 33%.

Best government: 32% ND-PASOK-DemLeft, 22% SYRIZA, 40% None of them

Political parties popularity: 1. column positive impression, 2. column negative impression

DemLeft: 41 – 55

SYRIZA: 40 -57


ND: 35 – 63

Chrysi Avgi: 21 – 75

KKE:  20 -77

PASOK: 19 – 80


48% say the state functions worse than 5 years ago.

80% country goes in the wrong direction

13% country goes to right direction

Golden Dawn Supporters’ Profile of those 21% who declared they had a positive impression:

Men 25% – Women 17%

Ages groups: 18-24 30%, 25-34 24%, 35-44 25%,  45-54 21%, 55-64 16%, 65+ 17%

Education: Lower 26%, Medium 25%, Higher 15%

Economic Status: Active 22%, Unemployed 26%, not-active 18% (or 10%; can’t read …)

Geographic criteria: Cities 19%, Semi-cities 27%, Agricultural 23%

The public opinion survey was conducted among 1,017 people over the country, between 4-5 October 2012. See Full Survey results here (in Greek)


According to a new poll of Greek voters, opposition political party SYRIZA is in the lead.

Bloomberg reports that 80 percent of those polled say the country is going in the wrong direction.

72 percent of those polled say they are against the bailout of Greece by troika (IMF, ECB, EU) creditors.

And 48 percent say they think SYRIZA – the anti-bailout party that lost a close race to the current ruling party, New Democracy, in June – will win the next election.

Meanwhile, the extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party – on the opposite side of the political spectrum as SYRIZA – is quickly gaining in popularity among Greek voters as well (Golden Dawn has often been described as neo-Nazi

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  1. I would just like to know who they actually ask when conducting a survey??? I have never been asked, no one I know has ever been asked and no one they know has ever been asked ….. so who actually gives them the answers?

  2. 1,017 people we do not know….