Athens.- An opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis on behalf of “Imerisia” newspaper and which was published in its Saturday edition, showed that the ruling New Democracy (ND) party was leading the main opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) by one per cent. The poll’s telephone interviews were conducted between May 12-17.
The poll showed that 33.6 percent of those questioned would vote for the ruling New Democracy, 32.6 per cent for PASOK, 6.6 per cent for the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), 4.5 per cent for the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) and 3 per cent for the Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos).
A total of 56 per cent said they believed that ND would win the general elections against 23.8 per cent that PASOK would.
To a question regarding the degree of of citizens’ satisfaction, the government garnered 28.5 per cent against 17.8 per cent for PASOK. Disatisfied with the government were 56.1 per cent and 62.3 per cent with PASOK.
On the country’s economy, the ND and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis gained the confidence of 38.6 per cent of those questioned, against 27.1 per cent for PASOK and its leader George Papandreou.
Premier Karamanlis remains the most popular political party leader with 59.3 per cent, against 52.4 per cent for Papandreou, 39.1 per cent for KKE’s Aleka Papariga, 38.3 per cent for Synaspismos’s Alekos Alavanos 32 per cent for LAOS’s George Karatzaferis.