Opinion poll shows SYRIZA lead over ND

A new opinion poll on voting intentions for European Parliament elections shows leftist opposition SYRIZA ahead of conservative coalition leaders New Democracy by 2 percent.

Conducted by Pulse for the weekly To Pontiki newspaper, the survey will be published on Friday.

The poll shows SYRIZA taking the lead with 22.5 percent, followed by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s conservative party which stands at 20.5 percent. Ultranationalist Golden Dawn is at third place with 9 percent, followed by To Potami (The River), a center-left initiative set up by the television journalist Stavros Theodorakis, at 7 percent.

PASOK’s grouping with other center-left parties, known as the Olive Tree (Elia) alliance, also scores 7 percent, ahead of the Communist Party (KKE) on 6.5. Independent Greeks garner 4 percent and Democratic Left (DIMAR) 3 percent.

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