SYRIZA leads 4.5 pct over New Democracy in new poll

SYRIZA leads 4.5 pct over New Democracy in new poll

Main opposition party Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leads by 4.5 percent over main coalition partner New Democracy (ND) in voting intention, according to an opinion poll conducted by Pulse PC for TV station Action 24.

According to the poll results, SYRIZA was leading with 27.5 percent, followed by New Democracy with 23 pct, PASOK with 7 pct, newly formed party To Potami with 6.5 pct, ultra-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi) with 6 pct, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with 5.5 pct, Independent Greeks (ANEL) with 3.5 pct and the Democratic Left (DIMAR) with 1 pct.

Five percent of those questioned answered "Other", while 6.5 pct chose White/Abstention and 8.5 pct were undecided or didn't want to answer.

In response to who would be most suitable for prime minister, current Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (and ND leader) was preferred by 32 pct of the respondents, followed by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras with 28 pct, while 37 pct said neither of the two. A 3 pct didn't answer.

Asked "who you think would win if the country held elections next Sunday, independently of who you'd vote for," 61 pct said SYRIZA, 26 pct said ND and 6 pct named another party. A 7 pct of those questioned didn't answer.

The poll covered the country and was conducted in the period from Nov. 28-29.