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ATHENS – Fifty percent of Greeks want an agreement with the creditors if Greek proposals are rejected, even if this means backing down from the so-called “red lines” that the government had said were non-negotiable, according to an ALCO poll published by Newsit on Friday.

Based on the findings of the poll, conducted on June 3-4, 50 pct answered ‘yes’ when asked whether there should be “a retreat from the red lines if the Greek proposals are not accepted,” whereas 41 pct replied ‘no’ and 9 pct declined to answer.
Responses were broadly similar to a question on whether the government should call elections or accept a proposal that does not meet Greek positions, with 37 pct calling for elections and 45 pct in favour of accepting an agreement, while 18 pct declined to answer either way.
The poll also revealed persistently strong support for the euro, with 74 pct of those asked in favour of Greece staying in the eurozone, 18 pct in favour of Greece adopting its own currency and 8 pct replying ‘don’t know/ won’t answer’.
Asked whether the government was “negotiating correctly”, 47 pct gave a negative reply, 39 pct agreed and 14 pct replied ‘don’t know/ won’t answer’.
Regarding Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his role in the negotation, 46 pct replied that it was “positive” and 39 pct said it was “negative”, while 15 pct did not respond.
On voting intention, coalition leader SYRIZA received a clear lead with 31.3 pct, following by main opposition New Democracy with 20.4 pct, Potami with 5.2 pct, Golden Dawn with 4.8 pct, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with 4.5 pct, Independent Greeks with 3.2 pct, PASOK with 3.5 pct and Other parties 3.8 pct. The undecided voters were 13.4 pct, 4.7 pct said they would abstain, 2 pct would cast a blank vote, 1.6 pct said they would vote for Teleia and another 1.6 pct for Centrists Union.

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