Most Germans want Greece out of eurozone

Germans are losing patience with Greece after the protracted debate over its debt crisis and more than half want it to leave the eurozone, according to an opinion poll by ZDF television published on Friday.

The Politbarometer poll showed a sharp swing against Athens in recent months – a similar ZDF survey in January found just a third of Germans wanted Greece to leave and 55 percent to stay.

Yesterday’s poll found 51 percent of Germans wanted Greece to leave the single currency, and 70 percent were opposed to any further concessions toward Athens by the European Union.