Greek leftists Syriza extends poll lead as election day nears

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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 1:20 PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party has widened its lead over the ruling conservatives, a survey showed on Friday, two days before a snap national election.

A poll by MRB for Star TV showed Syriza would win 31.2 percent of the vote, ahead of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party which would take 26 percent of the vote.

The 5.2 point gap is up from 3 points in a previous survey on Jan. 10.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; editing by James Mackenzie)