New Democracy has gained ground over SYRIZA since its landslide victory in the 26 May European Parliament poll and now has a double-digit lead over the ruling party, according to the vote estimate in a poll that was released today by Metron Analysis and was ordered by Alpha television.
The vote estimate taking the low projections gives New Democracy a 10.2 percentage point lead over SYRIZA (42.4 percent versus 32.2 percent).
Notably, 52 percent of respondents preferred a coalition government while 45 percent expressed a preference for single-party rule.
The vote estimates for the six parties that are expected to cross the three percent threshold for entering parliament are:
New Democracy: 37-42.4 percent
SYRIZA: 27-32.2 percent
Movement for Change (Pasok- based): 6.2-9.2 percent
KKE Greek Communist Party: 3.6-6 percent
Golden Dawn: 3.5-5.9 percent
Mera 25/Diem 25: 2.5-4.5 percent
A whopping 82 percent expect New Democracy to win the general election and only eight percent expect a SYRIZA victory.
In terms of voter intention of those who declared they have decided which party they will vote for, the spread between SYRIZA and New Democracy is 7.7 percentage points. The numbers are as follows:
New Democracy: 31.2 percent
SYRIZA: 23.5 percent
Movement for Change: 6.1 percent
KKE Greek Communist Party: 3.8 percent
Golden Dawn: 3.6 percent
Mera25/Diem25: 2.8 percent
Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution): 1.7 percent
Party leader ratings
The positive ratings of party leaders are as follows:
Kyriakos Mitsotakis: 46.0 percent
Dimitris Koutsoumbas: 36 percent
Alexis Tsipras: 34 percent
Yanis Varoufakis: 34 percent