Opinion Poll: No elections, no to backing down

Opinion Poll: No elections, no to backing down

Athens, May 27, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

At a historically low rate since 2009, only 10%, is the proposal for elections, with half of the citizens, despite being concerned about their financial situation, asking the government not to back down, according to a new poll by Public Issue.

Specifically, the poll by Public Issue on behalf of the newspaper “Avgi”, 46% of the respondents fear that their economic situation will worsen (30% in April), 39% believe it will stay the same (51% in April) while only 15% believe that it will improve (19%).

On the course of the country’s economy, 48% fear that will worsen (32% in April), 25% believe that it will improve (32% in April), while 27% believe that it will remain the same (36% in April).

At the same time, the public concern about the safety of their bank deposits seems to be increasing, as 55% they are not fully secured and 6% have no opinion.

However, people say “no” to a backing down of government to the pressures of the lenders. Specifically, 59% ask the government not to back down, 37% say the opposite and 4% have no opinion.

As for the proposal for election, it is at a historically low rate since 2009, standing at 10%, when during the Samaras-Venizelos governance it had reached 44%, during the government Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis 38%, for the Papademos government 71%, during the Papandreou government 54% and during the Karamanlis government 59%.