Greek Poll: 70% Reject Drachma, 79% Reject Loan Agrement
February 8, 2012
70% of the Greeks consider that things will get worst if the country abandons the euro and returns to Drachma. Only 15% believe things will be better. In a poll conducted by the Public Issue for private broadcaster Skai and published on Feb 7/2012, 79% of the asked reject the Memorandum of Understanding (Loan Agreement), while only 12% support it. 91% of the Greeks believe that things in the country go towards the wrong direction. 71% are disappointed with the way Democracy functions in Greece, while 13% believe that there is no democracy. 54% has a negative view of the EU and 41% a positive one.
Opinions over non-elected prime minister Lucas Papademos are divided: 48% have a negative opinion and 46% a positive one.
Concerning the political parties, PASOK suffers an unprecedented low with 8%, while the parties of the left gain together an impressive 42 percent.
The new poll, carried out by Public Issue for Skai, showed ND to have inched forward to 31 percent, consolidating its growing popularity, while PASOK continues to languish in fifth place with 8 percent.
The poll, carried out on a sample of 1,002 people last week, showed the Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) to be holding firm at 12.5 and 12 percent respectively. But the Democratic Left has surged in popularity, garnering 18 percent of the public vote (up 4.5 percent since last month).
All together, the leftist parties garner an impressive 42.5 percent, but as KKE has ruled out cooperating with other parties, the figure is misleading.
Support for the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), the third party in the tripartite coalition, slipped to 5 percent — from 8 percent during its heyday in 2010 — while the extreme-right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) has surged to 3 percent, hitting the threshold for entering Parliament.
The poll’s results for parties are broadly reflected in the support for the politicians that lead them. Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis tops the list, attracting the support of 56 percent of respondents, followed by 41 percent for SYRIZA’s Alexis Tsipras and ND chief Antonis Samaras with 31 percent.
Respondents were divided on Papademos, with 48 percent expressing a negative opinion and 46 percent a positive one. Respondents were virtually unanimous though in their criticism of his government’s achievements, with 91 percent expressing disappointment. (ekathimerini)
Additional Source: Proto Thema
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70% decided to be rich. 79% decided that it would be better with vakelaki than without?
and 99% decided not to allow unbased comments 😛
Yes, we are 99%. I really have a problem. All my freinds in greece are working at two or three jobs, and they have no money at all in their pockets. Do you know a way to help them out, without feeding the fat politician and reaches. Im really concerned about the poor people, my friends and family, let the rich ones eat their money, but the other ones are not guilty.
Whats the best way to help?(yes, i know: i should send you all my money)
rejecting the loan agreement does not mean they accept fakelaki. BTW: low wages promote corruption, as everybody knows.
Although it is very understandable that a huge majority rejects both the return of the Drachma as well as the MoU it is most likely impossible to get both wishes granted at the same time. Sure, this is a choice between Scylla and Charybdis but if there was someone you could suggest a viable third way, he or she would probably made prime minister instantly.
no politician here has any sustainable idea. It’s jus tthe other side that has but the system rejects it 150%.
It is foolish for Greece to stay in the Euro. This currency, and its manipulation by the Euro Central Bank is clearly skewed to favour the north, particularly the 4th Reich, to the cost of the southern countries- facts make this indesputable.
A return to the Drachma could well result in short term hyperinflation but long term competitiveness and prosperity- look at turkey! When Greece entered the Eurozone Greece was far ahead of turkey, and now sub third world!
We are not talking theory, but fact as revealed by events.
Max Keiser is correct- A return to silver backed drachma is the way to go. If Greece had done that when he first suggested it, she would already have started to recover.
90% of the crisis is created by crisis creating deflationary economics which can only destroy even the healthiest economy.
Anybody with the most basic economic knowledge knows this to be obvious.
Only a Greek traitor or predatory capitalist eager to enslave an entre country for eternity and steal all her considerable mineral wealth could support more loans and even staying in the eurozone.