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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-13

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  • [01] New opinion polls

  • [01] New opinion polls

    Two opinion polls appearing in an equal number of newspapers on Sunday indicated that Greek citizens rate the country's governments as falling below par.

    According to a Public Issue opinion poll appearing in the Sunday edition of Kathimerini daily, the respondents ascertain a crisis in the political system.

    In a sampling of 498 respondents nationwide, 52 percent never, or almost never, have confidence in the governments of Greece, while 4 in 10 respondents trust the government only on occasion.

    Also, an overwhelming majority of 89 percent of the respondents feel that the governments serve the large interests, while 77 percent feel that the public money is being mismanaged.

    On corruption, 65 percent of the respondents believe that corruption is very widespread in Greece, and 27 percent that it is rather widespread, with politicians heading the "black list of the corrupt", followed by doctors. Finally, 53 percent of the respondents have no confidence in the two mainstream parties -- ruling PASOK and main opposition New Democracy (ND) -- with respect to dealing with corruption in the country.

    In a Pulse RC opinion poll appearing in the Sunday edition of Eleftheros Typos daily, the respondents graded the government as failing to pass the grade in four crucial sectors: the economy, eliminating corruption, growth, and foreign policy.

    In a nationwide sampling of 1,095 respondents, 70 percent overall (including PASOK voters) evaluate the government's picture as "bad to very bad" and 20 percent as "mediocre". On management of the economy, 85 percent evaluate the government as "very bad", while 48 percent evaluate as "bad to very bad" the government's handling of corruption, and 42 percent evaluate as "bad to very bad" the government‚s handling of foreign policy matters.

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