New Democracy’s Runaway Lead Over SYRIZA Hits 19.7%

ATHENS – Some 15 months after being ousted in July 7, 2019 snap elections, the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA – the now re-branded Progressive Alliance – is falling even further behind the ruling New Democracy which holds a 19.7 percent lead.

That was the result of a survey by the firm Marc which were shown on Alpha TV and produced more grim news for former premier Alexis Tsipras who has been flailing away fruitlessly at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Even worse for Tsipras, who is facing inner-party dissent he's trying to crush with a disciplinary committee, is that 33 percent of respondents who said they voted for SYRIZA, gave high marks to Mitsotakis' government that was building a faster recovery from a near decade-long economic crisis before COVID-19 hit.

Most agreed with his diplomatic approach to constant Turkish provocations which have prevented a shooting conflict at the same time that Tsipras said the government should have taken a tougher stance, which he didn't during his  4-1/2 year reign but wants done now. 

Mitsotakis also got high marks for an early lockdown in March that held down the number of cases and deaths from the Coronavirus even though he's been reluctant to do it again during a second wave.

New Democracy's edge was 39.2-19.5 percent over SYRIZA, a precipitous drop for the Leftists who got 31.53 percent of the vote in the last snap poll, losing 12 percent of that base.

No other party in Parliament matters, all receiving marginal support with only three, the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) along with the KKE Communists and the Greek Solution above the 3 percent needed to return in the next election.


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