Results of the most recent opinion poll unveiled this month has ruling New Democracy (ND) party ahead of main opposition SYRIZA by 15% points in the voters’ intent category, a figure that comes three weeks before European Parliament elections.

The poll, conducted by the Pulse firm and presented on the prime-time newscast of Athens-based Skai TV, surveyed 1,104 respondents between the May 13 to May 15 period.

In a breakdown of the results, 80% of respondents who said they would vote for center-right ND said they are sure of their decision. Similarly, 81% of respondents saying they’ll vote for SYRIZA are sure of their decision.

Without an extrapolation of the results, ND is given 29%, half a percentage point higher than the previous month’s poll by the same firm. SYRIZA follows with 14%, distancing itself from third-place PASOK party, which garnered 11% of respondents’ preferences.

The right-wing and populist Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution) party continued to figure in high single-digit “territory”, with 8%.

The number of respondents described as undecided reached 12.5% in the specific opinion poll.


ND: 29%

PASOK: 11%
Elliniki Lysi: 8%
Communist Party (KKE): 7%
Course of Freedom (Plevsi Eleftherias): 3%
Niki: 3%
A showing of above 3% of the general vote (of valid ballots) is required for a Greek party to field a deputy in the European Parliament.

In an extrapolation of the vote based on the distribution of undecided voters, ND is shown at 33%; 16% for SYRIZA, 12.5% for socialist PASOK and 9% for KKE, while another two lesser parties are also calculated as polling above 3%.

Incumbent Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis retains a comfortable lead for his nearest rival, SYRIZA president Stefanos Kasselakis, on the question of who is most capable to be premier, 36% to 12%, respectively. The response “no one” was favored by 22% of respondents.