Clouds form over policies

Two months after the conservatives won the September 16 national elections, just less than half of Greeks believe the government’s policy decisions are not moving in the right direction, according to the results of a poll made public yesterday. The Public Issue poll, commissioned by Kathimerini, found that 47 percent of those questioned were against government decisions, while another 38 percent described them as «correct.» Political commentators said reluctance by the conservative government to push through controversial reforms has dented its popularity. On the other hand, two-thirds of those questioned said that socialists PASOK are moving in the wrong direction. According to respondents, unemployment and education ranked as being the country’s two biggest problems, followed by health and the economy. The poll surveyed 1,006 people across Greece between November 5 and 7.