Greece: New opinion poll released
29. April 2009. | 17:22
Main opposition PASOK was leading by 4.6 percentage points over ruling New Democracy in voter intent with respect to national elections and by 3.7 percent with respect to European Parliament elections, according to the results of a GPO opinion poll released late Monday night on private Mega television channel.
Regarding voter intent on national elections, PASOK was preferred by 32.6 percent of the respondents over ND with 28 percent, while 7.8 percent preferred the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), followed by the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) with 7.2 percent, the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party with 5.5 percent, and the Ecologists-Greens with 4.6 percent.
Regarding Euroelections, PASOK was leading wityh 30.7 percent of the respondents' preference over 27 percent for ND, followed by SYRIZA with 8.1 percent, the KKE with 8 percent, LAOS with 6.5 percent, and the Ecologists-Greens with 5.8 percent.
To the question of who was the most suitable for prime minister, ND leader and premier Costas Karamanlis was preferred by 42.5 percent of the respondents against 36.1 percent who preferred PASOK leader George Papandreou.
Also, 78.6 percent of the respondents stated that they would cast votes in the June 7 Europarliament elections in Greece, while 67.2 percent stated that the June vote should send a message against the government's policy.
On the Pavlidis affair, 86.4 percent of the respondents stated that the former minister should resign his seat in parliament in the event that the parliamentary probe committee voted to refer him to a special court (on ministers' accountability), while the respondents were divided on whether his referral or resignation should prompt early general elections, with 48.1 percent in favor of early elections and 48 percent against.
Further, 70.3 percent of the respondents had a negative impression of the government, 57.1 percent of the prime minister, and 63 percent of the main opposition party.