Athens.- Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leads by a marginal 0.6 over New Democracy (ND), according to an opinion poll conducted by Alco and published in Proto Thema newspaper.
According to the poll results, SYRIZA leads with 22.2 pct, followed by ND with 21.6 pct, Golden Dawn with 7.7 pct, PASOK 4.7 pct, Communist Party (KKE) 4.6 pct, Independent Greeks (AN.EL) 4.3 pct and Democratic Left (DIM.AR) 3.2 pct.
Most of the respondents, 45 pct, want national elections to be held at the end of the government’s four-year term, 37 pct want them to take place with the European elections and 16 pct with the election of the President of the Republic.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is regarded most suitable for prime minister by 33 pct of the respondents followed by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras with 27 pct. Also, 57 pct believe that SYRIZA does not have the right staff to implement its programme, while 67 pct believe that if elected SYRIZA will not meet its pledges.
Another opinion poll by Metron Analysis published in Sunday’s Ethnos, shows SYRIZA leading by a marginal 0.8 with 20.5 pct followed by ND with 19.7 pct. Golden Dawn has 6.9 pct, PASOK 4.3 pct, KKE 3.4 pct, AN.EL 3.2 pct and DIMAR 2.5 pct. The undecided voters are 32.7 pct.
Most suitable for prime minister is Antonis Samaras (31 pct) followed by Tsipras (16 pct), while 52 pct believe that SYRIZA will win the elections.
Also, 59 pct think that the country should not go to elections now and 56 pct are in favour of the formation of new political parties.
An opinion poll conducted by Kapa Research and presented at a conference on Saturday organized by the Hellenic Property Federation, has revealed that 73 percent of respondents believe the new unified property tax law is unfair.
The survey also showed the worsening conditions in the local rental market, where there has been a spike in the number of tenants who either stop or delay paying rent, and property owners who are unable to pay their taxes.