The difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition left-wing SYRIZA is getting smaller and closed to 7.2% from 8.2% about three weeks earlier, a poll has shown.
According to a public opinion poll conducted by MRB June 22-30, 2022, in terms of voting intention, the ND party leads with 29.3%, followed by SYRIZA with 22.1% (Difference 7.2%).
In third place with a double-digit percentage is socialist PASOK – KINAL (12.2%), in fourth place is communist KKE (4.7%), in fifth place nationalist Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution)(4.5%) and in sixth place is Varoufakis’ party Mera25 (3.1%).
The percentage gathered by the non-parliamentary parties is quite high, with two far-right parties to receive more than 1% each.
The percentage of undecideds Greeks lies at 14%, considerably reduced compared to previous polls (18%).
To the question “which party is considered suitable for dealing with the serious issues Greece faces currently” 26.1% responded ND, 18.3% said SYRIZA, 10.2% PASOK-KINAL, 4.2% KKE, 4.3% Greek Solution, 2.7% MeRA25.
3.5% said “another party.”
An important parameter is the fact that 25.1% of the respondents consider that no party is suitable to deal with the serious issues, the MRB poll has found.
Cost of Living most serious problem
the poll records what are the biggest problems citizens face today and whether and to what extent they are optimistic or pessimistic about the future with the messages not being auspicious.
Regarding the most important problems of the country, the citizens place at the top that of Price Hikes (54.3%), health (40.5%), unemployment (34.9%), development (20.5%) and pandemic (20.1%).
In the evaluation of the citizens, education, taxation, immigration, foreign policy problems and crime follow as problems.
It should be noted that at the given time the poll does not reflects prediction of the election result since Greece is not in an official pre-election period and political parties have not raised political dilemmas yet.
Even though Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterates at least twice in a week that parliamentary elections will be held in time, at the end of the fourth year from July 2019, probably in spring 2023, there is a fluid atmosphere there could snap elections in mid-autumn.
Quite some citizens see the increased subsidies in energy and the promises for raised pensions and some tax relieves in the context of early elections.
Perhaps they should all follow Boris Johnson!🤣