Kapa Research study on the affect of the Baltakos scandal

Sunday, April 06, 2014
Kapa Research study on the affect of the Baltakos scandal

According to a study conducted by Kapa Research, the revelation of the secret discussion between Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris and (former) General Secretary of the Government Panagiotis Baltakos  had a serious impact on public opinion ahead of the European elections.

Prior to the scandal breaking out, New Democracy had managed to create a 2% ahead of SYRIZA, however the scandal managed to change the situation and put the opposition leaders back ahead.

Polls prior to scandal (study conducted 1st and 2nd April):

·        New Democracy: 21.7%

·        SYRIZA: 19.6%

·        The River: 9.2%

·        Golden Dawn: 6.9%

·        KKE: 5.8%

·        Olive Tree: 5.4%

·        ANEL: 3.9%

·        DIMAR: 2.1%

·        Other party: 6.5%

·        Blank vote: 1.8%

·        Undecided: 17.1%

Kapa Research conducted a second study on the 3rd of April, after the Baltakos scandal broke out. The results are as follows:

·        SYRIZA: 21.5%

·        New Democracy: 20.8%

·        The River: 8.5%

·        Golden Dawn: 7.7%

·        KKE: 6.2%

·        Olive Tree: 4.6%

·        ANEL: 4%

·        DIMAR: 1.7%

·        Other party: 5.6%

·        Blank vote: 2.7%

·        Undecided: 16.7%