Greece Ready to Lurch Backwards

What party would you support in Greece’s next general election?
(Decided Voters)

Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 42.3%
New Democracy (ND) 34.8%
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 8.2%
People’s Orthodox Alarm (LAOS) 6.2%
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYR) 4.1%
Ecologist Greens (OP) 2.3%
Other parties 2.1%

Source: MARC / Alpha TV
Methodology: Interviews with 1,001 Greek adults, conducted from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2009. No margin of error was provided.
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Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost an attempt to ban the use of the word “lesbian” to describe gay women.

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Greece: New Democracy Party Leads Socialists

What party would you support in Greece’s next general election?

Mar. 2008 Feb. 2008
New Democracy (ND) 37.5% 38.5%
Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 31% 35%
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYR) 17% 11.5%
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 7.5% 7.5%
People’s Orthodox Alarm (LAOS) 4% 4.5%

Source: Public Issue / Kathimerini
Methodology: Interviews with 1,019 Greek adults, conducted from Mar. 3 to Mar. 6, 2008. Margin of error is 3.2 per cent.