Athens.- Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leads by a narrow margin of 0.7 percent over the ruling New Democracy (ND) party, according to an opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis for Sunday’s “Ethnos” newspaper.
Based on the results of the poll, 29.9 percent of voters said they would cast their vote for SYRIZA and 29.2 percent for ND. In the third place is the ultra-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi) party with 10.0 pct, followed by PASOK, a minor partner in the coalition government, with 6.0 pct, Independent Greeks (ANEL) with 5.9 pct, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 5.9 pct, Democratic Left (DIMAR) 3.7 pct, Eco-Greens 2.6 pct, ANTARSYA 1.8 pct, LAOS (Popular Orthodox Coalition) 1.45 pct and “other party” 3.6 pct.
In response to who would be most suitable for prime minister, current Prime Minister and ND leader Antonis Samaras was preferred by 33 pct of the respondents, followed by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras with 16 pct, while “no-one” was preferred by 36 pct.
An overwhelming 82 percent of those asked said they regarded the real estate tax as unfair, while 56 pct believe that the public service has deteriorated.