Poll shows slump for Socialists
A poll shows Greece's socialists, who ruled alone for two calamitous years, have plummeted in popularity and are now trailing their new conservatives partners in a coalition government by nearly 9%.
A poll published in newspaper To Vima shows the conservatives leading the socialists by 8.8 percentage points, 21.6% to 12.4%.
A poll from the same research firm in early September showed them at 21.8% to 21.2%.
The conservatives are far from assured a parliamentary majority. It was during their rule, from 2004 to 2009, that Greece's economy began its free fall.
Almost 30% of respondents said they would either not vote or were note sure who they would vote for.
The December 28-29 poll December 28-29 has a sample of 1,004 and a 3.1% error margin.