The first public opinion poll after the deadly train collision on February 28 was published by ANT1 TV on Thursday. Overwhelming majority of citizens want thorough investigation of the crash, while ruling New Democracy is suffering vote intention losses.
In voting intention, the conservative Mitsotakis government New Democracy has lost 2.9% but still leads ahead left-wing SYRIZA.
At the same time, citizens want a thorough investigation into the train collision that killed 57 people and they don’t buy the initial government narrative of “human error” only.
Voting intention: upper % shows results in previous poll, before the collision.
New Democracy 29.6% SYRIZA 25% PASOK 9.7% Communist KKE 5.6% nationalist Greek Solution 3.9% MeRA25 3.5% Ellines 3% (this party is led by the imprisoned Ilias Kasidiaris, a former leading member of the outlawed neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, it not sure it will be allowed to join the elections)
Threshold to enter the Greek Parliament is 3%.
When should elections be held? 45.2% on April 9 (40 days after the crash) – Later in May 46.4%
Biggest concern? 86% train crash 69% high prices 23.1% politicians’ corruption 22.1% crime 16.4% national issues/Greek-Turkish
13.5% war in Ukraine 10.3% natural disasters 6.7% wiretapping 5% migration 4.4% Polakis (SYRIZA MP) 3.85 Covid-19 pandemic
Train collision was caused by? 12.1% human error/stationmaster/ bad luck 87% other responsibilities in need of investigation
Government evaluation generally: 56.7% negative (38%) & rather negative (18.4%) – 42% positive (20.1%) & rather positive (21.9%)
The poll was conducted by MARC for ANT1 TV on March 4-7 among 1,241 people across the country and with a maximum error margin +/- 2.8%. More on the poll at ANT1 website in Greek.