Greek leftists Syriza keep poll lead ahead of election

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:55 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftwing Syriza party kept its steady lead in the last opinion polls to be issued ahead of Sunday's general election, with questions remaining over whether it will be able to govern alone or need the support of a coalition partner.

Under the election rules, it would need just over 40 percent of the vote to be guaranteed a majority of its own although it could win with slightly less, depending on the results of the other parties.

Here is a summary of the results of polls issued since the beginning of the year.

Here is a breakdown of recent opinion poll results:

Date Poll Syriza ND River GD KKE Pasok IG DL MDS

23/01 GPO 33.4 26.7 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.0 3.5 - 2.9

23/01 *MRB 31.2 26.0 6.5 5.5 4.5 4.0 3.2 1.0 2.4

23/01 Kapa 31.8 28.9 4.9 5.5 4.5 4.7 2.6 - 2.5

23/01 Alco 32.9 26.3 5.4 5.4 3.7 4.5 3.6 1.0 2.3

23/01 Marc 32.2 26.0 6.3 6.1 4.4 4.0 3.1 1.0 2.2

22/01 GPO 32.5 26.5 5.8 5.0 5.0 4.4 3.4 - 3.0

22/01 Rass 31.3 26.5 6.4 5.1 5.4 4.3 3.8 - 2.5

22/01 *Metron 36.0 30.7 7.2 5.4 4.9 4.0 4.2 - 1.6

21/01 Pulse 32.0 27.5 6.5 6.0 5.0 5.5 3.0 - 2.5

21/01 Alco 33.8 28.6 5.9 4.9 4.3 4.2 3.1 2.1

21/01 Rass 31.2 27.0 6.3 4.5 5.5 4.0 3.1 - 2.2

19/01 GPO 30.4 26.4 5.2 5.2 4.8 5.1 3.0 1.0 2.5

19/01 *UOM 33.5 27.0 7.5 5.5 5.5 4.5 3.0 0.5 1.5

19/01 *Alco 33.1 28.5 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.3 3.3 - 2.3

17/01 Kapa 31.2 28.1 5.4 4.7 4.9 5.0 2.7 - 2.7

16/01 *Metron 35.4 30.8 7.1 5.4 5.1 4.2 3.0 - 2.7

16/01 Rass 29.6 25.8 6.1 5.0 5.2 4.2 3.5 - 2.1

15/01 *Pulse 31.5 28.0 6.5 6.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 - 2.5

14/01 *Alco 32.4 28.9 5.3 5.2 4.2 3.7 2.7 - 2.5

13/01 Rass 30.2 27.2 5.8 4.8 4.4 3.6 2.7 - 2.3

12/01 *UOM 31.5 27.0 6.5 6.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 0.5 2.0

10/01 *Pulse 30.5 27.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 - 2.5

10/01 Kapa 28.1 25.5 6.5 5.4 5.0 5.2 2.6 - 2.8

10/01 *Alco 33.1 29.7 4.8 4.5 3.9 4.2 2.4 - 2.6

10/01 MRB 28.1 25.1 5.7 4.5 4.8 4.6 2.6 0.9 2.4

09/01 Marc 29.6 26.4 5.6 5.5 5.0 3.8 2.7 - 2.6

09/01 Rass 29.8 27.1 5.0 5.2 4.8 3.4 2.4 - 2.2

09/01 *Metron 34.1 30.0 8.4 5.6 5.3 4.1 3.5 - 2.8

07/01 *Pulse 30.5 27 6.0 6.0 5.5 6.0 3.0 - 2.5

07/01 GPO 28.5 25.3 5.8 5.4 5.7 5.0 2.7 - 2.6

07/01 *Alco 33.8 30.5 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 2.4 - 2.7

04/01 Rass 30.4 27.3 4.7 3.8 4.8 3.5 2.5 - -

* Poll result excludes abstaining voters to project how the poll data would translate into an actual vote result.

ND: conservative New Democracy party

Syriza: Radical Left Coalition party

GD: far-right Golden Dawn party

IG: right-wing Independent Greeks party

PASOK: Socialist party

KKE: Communist party

DL: Democratic Left party

MDS: Movement of Democratic Socialists

UOM: University of Macedonia

(Reporting By Costas Pitas; editing by James Mackenzie)