Greece's two ruling parties - the only major political entities that back the country's bailout deal with international lenders - have rebounded in the polls and would jointly win enough votes to renew their coalition, two new polls showed on Friday.
The surveys, which come just over two weeks before a May 6 election, suggest the ruling conservative New Democracy (ND) and Socialist PASOK parties have begun to claw back support despite public anger with austerity cuts.
One poll, by Marc for Ethnos, put support for ND at 21.9 percent or 108 seats, up from 17 percent in February, and backing for PASOK at 17.8 percent or 47 seats, up from 9.8 percent in February. It said 80 percent of voters were certain or pretty certain of the way they would vote.
If replicated in a real poll, the results would see the two parties jointly controlling 155 seats in the 300-strong assembly. A separate poll by Kappa Research for Ta Nea forecast they would win as many as 170 seats.