The party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left-wing SYRIZA takes a huge lead towards main opposition Nea Dimokratia of former PM Antonis Samaras. In a poll conducted twenty days after the January 25th elections by MARC for private Alpha TV, SYRIZA not only increased its elections rates of 37% to 45.4%, it also increased its difference to ND up to 25%. Furthermore the overwhelming majority of the poll respondents support SYRIZA in its negotiations with the eurozone and the EU partners.
In red brackets are the Jan 25th elections results
Question about “Vote Intention”
NEA Dimokratia 18.4%
Independent Greeks 4.7%
Golden Dawn 4.7%
To Potami 4.6%
PASOK 2.6% (4.68%)
81.3% considers as “positive” and “rather positive” the first days of the new coalition government
13.6% “negative” and “rather negative”
79.9% considers “positive” the government program and 17.4% “negative”.
82% judges as “positive” and “rather positive” Yanis Varoufakis as FinMin and main negotiator in the Greek debt issue.
65.2% stated “they have hope for the better” [20 days after the elections] and 22.% ‘they worry things may get worse”.
56% say that they want “the government to proceed to a upright compromise” in the negotiations with the lenders, 34.4% say “the government should not make any concessions to its original program”. 7% say the government should stick to the commitments with the lenders.
64.5% say “the gov’t should not consider a euro exit if negotiations fail”, while 29.5% say “gov’t should consider it”.
55.7% say they “do not consider the option of bankruptcy as existing”, while 37.7% they do.
The poll was conducted 12-13 February 2015 in a sample of 1005 people.
The poll was conducted after important developments like “the announcement of government program” (Feb 8), the Eurogroup meeting (Feb 11) and the EU Leaders Summit (Feb 12).
Nea Dimokratia is inevitably collapsing, with ex PM Samaras to refuse to change his policy strategy or at least leave the party chairmanship.
The party that won the 3rd position in elections, Golden Dawn, is losing voters probably due to absence of MPs in the media and a number of voters probably cast a protest vote.
To Potami is losing its voters, despite the fact that the party would love to be a government coalition party. However, voters run away most probably because the party is still unable to formulate a clear policy.
PASOK obviously suffers from the upcoming change of leadership that is due in a congress scheduled for …. May.
Should SYRIZA manage to successfully proceed into bailout program modifications, limit austerity and apply welfare to vulnerable groups of the society, be sure that it will sweep away all the other parties.
PS at the very end, PM Tsipras was right to claim towards the eurogroup and the EU-partners that he has the support of the people in what he is doing.