Support for Golden Dawn rises, poll shows

Neofascist Golden Dawn party has increased its popularity among Greek voters, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed.

According to a Pulse survey, which was published Thursday in To Podiki weekly newspaper, support for Golden Dawn stood at 10.5 percent, placing it at third place behind coalition leader New Democracy (25 percent) and the hard-left SYRIZA opposition party (24 percent).

The once-dominant PASOK socialists have slid to fourth place with 8 percent of the vote.

Golden Dawn and KKE communists were the only parties that have managed to increase their share since the June general elections, the poll showed.

Golden Dawn, which wants to rid the crisis-hit nation of all immigrants, has been linked to a number of attacks on foreigners over the past few months.