1. Greek opinion polls show Syriza leads by narrow margin

Greek opinion polls show Syriza leads by narrow margin

Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras's leftwing Syriza party is leading the conservative opposition ahead of a national election next month but with a narrow margin, two new opinion polls showed on Saturday.

By: | Published: August 29, 2015 10:11 PM

Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras’s leftwing Syriza party is leading the conservative opposition ahead of a national election next month but with a narrow margin, two new opinion polls showed on Saturday.

The gap between Syriza and the conservative New Democracy party has shrunk to 1.5 percentage points according to a survey by pollster Alco for Sunday’s proto Thema newspaper.

The poll gave Syriza 22.6 percent against 21.1 percent for New Democracy, with 79 percent of respondents saying Tsipras had disappointed their expectations.

Another poll by Kapa Research for Sunday’s To Vima newspaper gave Syriza a wider lead – 27.3 percent against 24.2 percent for the conservative opposition – with 57.5 percent expressing a negative view on how his leftist government handled negotiations with the country’s international lenders.

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