Nikos Christodoulidis remains the undisputed favorite in the presidential election race, according to a Symmetron poll for "Kathimerini". He leads by a significant margin in the first round and comfortably beats both contenders in the second round. His electoral influence amounts to 34% and affects all party areas. In the opinion of the voters, he is the unwavering favorite of the elections. The claim for second place is fluid and ambiguous, making the match between Averof Neophytou and Andreas Mavroyiannis a shocking thriller. This is a battle that will be decided in the last steps of the election campaign.
It seems that Citizens are worried about the course of the country, with the pessimism index reaching 86%. Citizens' debates focus on the economy, unemployment and cost of living with 68% compared to 46% in March. Scandals and corruption are in second place with 31% and the Cyprus issue is in third with only 25%, showing a downward trend compared to previous ratings.
When polled about what characteristics they would like to see in the new president, citizens stresses the need for moral values. Honesty and fairness ranked first at 79%, followed by the ability to relate with ordinary people at 52%. In terms of skills and priorities, citizens favored a president who would prioritize the economy (58%), and put forward proposals for improving the quality of life (43%), while their position on the Cyprus issue ranked last at 35%.
The chart below asks the question "Who would you vote for as President of the Republic?" Followed by a list of the candidates, ranked in order of popularity, Nicos Christodoulides, Averof Neophytou, Andreas Mavroyiannis, Achilleas Dimitriades, Giorgos Colocassides, Christos Christou, Constantinos, Christofides, Marios Iliades, Christodoulos Protopapas.
The last percentages apply to those who have abstained from stating their choice and those who are undecided.
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[This article was translated from its Greek original]