NEWS

New Democracy 2 percent ahead of SYRIZA in poll

New Democracy is 2 percent ahead of SYRIZA, according to the latest Public Issue opinion poll for Kathimerini and Skai.

The survey conducted earlier this month puts the conservatives on 29.5 percent and SYRIZA on 27.5 percent.

Golden Dawn is on 11.5 percent, followed by PASOK on 6.5 percent, and Independent Greeks and the Communist Party on 6 percent apiece.

Democratic Left is the last of the parties over the 3 percent threshold for entering Parliament, with 4.5 percent.

A coalition government with the same makeup as the current one, with New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left, garners 37 percent of support, while 22 percent of respondents said they would prefer a SYRIZA government.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (photo) saw his ratings improve by 3 percentage points compared to a month earlier to reach 42 percent.

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras experienced a drop of 7 percentage points, falling to 37 percent.

There was a rise of 3 percentage points to 10 percent in the number of people who think their financial situation will improve and a decline of 8 percentage points to 57 percent of those who feel their finances will worsen.