A Public Issue opinion poll published in Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper on Saturday gave SYRIZA an 11 percentage point lead over New Democracy.
The survey put support for SYRIZA at 36 percent and New Democracy at 25. To Potami followed in third with 9.5 percent, then Golden Dawn on 7.5, the Communist Party (KKE) with 6.5, PASOK on 5.5, Independent Greeks with 4 and Democratic Left (DIMAR) on 1. The other parties garnered a combined total of 5 percent.
This result would translate into 146 MPs for SYRIZA, just short of a majority in the 300-seat Parliament, according to Public Issue. The survey also suggested that Greeks are almost evenly split on whether there should be early elections: 49 percent said they “probably are not needed,” while 46 percent said they “probably are needed.”