The MRB polling company carried out surveys before and after the recent series of proclamations of the government, which did not seem to affect the overall outcome. Prior to the proclamations, MRB’s figures showed that New Democracy had a 12.9-point lead over SYRIZA, while after the proclamations, the difference dropped to 11.4 points. The survey however shows that an increasing number of voters are undecided.
Democratic Alignment [PASOK and Democratic Left]
Communist Party of Greece
Course of Freedom
Union of Centrists
At the same time 56.2% of respondents commented that the measures to support low-income pensioners were a positive development, compared to 41.4% who thought otherwise. Similarly 68.2% are support the government’s decision to suspend the VAT hike on islands affected by the refugee crisis, compared to 28.4% who do not. For 63.6% of respondents the government initiatives are a sign of early elections.
Despite New Democracy’s significant lead over SYRIZA, voters do not seem to trust either party leader for Prime Minister. The survey showed that “none of the above” was the most popular response (44%) when asked about the most suitable Prime Minister, followed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis (30.7%) and Alexis Tsipras (19.3%).