Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down the possibility of a coalition government with a technocrat as Prime Minister, while the majority of them would rather have a coalition government of 2 or 3 parties, a poll has found.
In a public opinion poll conducted by MARC for ANT1 TV between February 8-12, 2022 and a sample of 1,037 people across the country.
Greeks at 47% named the “price hikes” as their main cause of concern. The pandemic said 24.2% of respondents, crime said 18. Other issues like “national issues” gathered 4.5%, migration 2.6% and natural disaster 2.5%.
Regarding the question what kind of government they prefer, Greeks responded:
A single party New Democracy 26.9%, single party SYRIZA 11.1%, coalition government SYRIZA-KINAL 15.7% and ND-KINAL 10.8%.
A technocrats government with the support of ND-SYRIZA-KINAL got 7%, while a single party government with KINAL got 2.8%.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the most popular for PM with 47.2%, followed by Nikos Androulakis (LINAL) with 44.2%, Alexis Tsipras with 31$, Dimitris Koutsoumbas (KKE) 27.4%, Yanis Varoufakis (MeRA25) with 22.7% and Kyriakos Velopoulos (Greek Solution) with 18.4%m Greeks said in the MARC poll.
In the intention to vote, ND remains first with 31.5% followed by SYRIZA follows with 21%, KINAL with 14.6%, KKE 5.2%, Greek Solution 4.6% and MeRA25 with 2.5%.
Undecided is 12.2%.
If nothing unexpected occurs, the parliamentary elections are to take place in late spring/early summer 2023, when ND concludes its term.
Note that the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT announced inflation of 6.2% in January, a record rate in the last 25 years, since February 1997.