Most Greeks want their country to remain in the euro zone but without the crippling austerity measures demanded under a bailout from European partners and the International Monetary Fund, a poll showed on Friday.
Sixty-six percent of respondents said their country should keep the single currency but pursue an economic policy different from the one set out in the bailout deal, according to a survey by pollster MRB published in weekly newspaper Real News. With less than a month to go before an early May 6 general election, Greeks also show little sign of warming up to the two major parties backing the bailout, according to the poll.
Support for the conservative New Democracy party was at 25.4 percent, down 0.1 percent from a previous MRB poll last month. The Socialist PASOK party gained 0.6 points to 15.8 percent.