sYRIZA is dominating the political landscape in greece
Analysis of the Results | Bridging Europe Team
Our opinion poll published yesterday in our website shown that SYRIZA is dominating the political landscape in Greece, thus widening the gap with the front opposition party of New Democracy. In similar respect, the downfall of PASOK and its positioning below the threshold comes to strengthen the opinion that the socialist party is passing through critical times with crucial decisions to lie ahead.
In the meantime, Golden Dawn maintains a considerable appeal, while To Potami is losing forces, struggling to define its ideological / political identity. Independent Greeks capitalize their cohabitation with SYRIZA in the government, achieving to increase their rate significantly.
The survey also unveiled that more than 2/3 believes the government is doing well in negotiations with its creditors, whereas more than 8/10 consider criticism by front opposition against the government is biased rather than reasonable.
Along with SYRIZA's sky-rocketed electoral power, two are the major outputs that stroke our attention: the first is the absence of the Communist Party (CP) from the poll; the second is the appeal a possible creation of a new party would have in political life.
As of the first observation, the absence of the Communist Party might be attributed to several reasons: a. the percentage of CP has been absorbed by SYRIZA or lost within N/A; b. the voice of CP has extremely weakened one month now in domestic politics (i.e. presence in conventional and social media); c. CP does not constitute a credible political alternative or it has let down these parts of the electorate waiting an endorsing stance vis-à-vis SYRIZA.
As of those prefer to vote for a New Party, this brings some fresh dimensions in the Greek political life. From our perspective, this 6.3% gathers both centre-left and centre-right supporters asphyxiating between the old bipolar establishment of New Democracy and PASOK (i.e. not feeling comfortable with the leadership of both parties), but certainly not endorsing SYRIZA's leadership, ideological references and policy-making.