|Coalition government best solution for Greece, poll shows|
The popularity of the two major political parties in Greece combined is just over 33 percent, according to an opinion poll conducted by MRB polling company published in Real News daily on Friday.
New Democracy (ND) is preferred by 20.5 percent of the respondents, Pasok gets 12.7 percent, Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) 8.6 percent, Communist party (KKE) 7.9 percent, Independent Greeks 7.1 percent, Democratic Left (DIM.AR) 7 percent, Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi) 3.9 percent, Ecologists-Greens 2.9 percent, Popular Orthodox Rally (Laos) 2.5 percent and Democratic Alliance 2.4 percent.
A total of 50.6 percent of the respondents believed that New Democracy will most likely to be the winner of the elections, compared to Pasok’s 4 percent, while 26.7 percent said that no party will get enough votes to be the winner of the elections.
As for the political leaders’ popularity, Fotis Kouvelis is in first place followed by Lucas Papademos, Panos Kammenos, Alexis Tsipras, Antonis Samaras, Yannis Dimaras, Evangelos Venizelos, Aleka Papariga, Dora Bakoyannis, Yiorgos Karatzaferis, Louka Katseli, Nikos Mihaloliakos and Haris Kastanidis.
Regarding the most suited for prime minister, 52.4 percent of the respondents rejected both New Democracy leader Samaras and Pasok’s Venizelos, while 22.9 percent preferred Samaras and 20.9 percent Venizelos.
A coalition government is supported by 65.7 percent of the respondents, while 32.7 percent believe that no political party can be effective by itself in case a majority government is elected. (AMNA)