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Once adulated, Greek PM Tsipras among least popular chiefs

Associated Press Associated Press 3 days ago

ATHENS, Greece — A new poll has found that Greece's left-wing prime minister is among the country's least popular party leaders, outdoing only his populist junior government ally and the head of a Nazi-inspired party.

The survey also found that 87 percent of respondents oppose creditor-demanded income cuts and economic reforms imposed under Greece's latest bailout deal, signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last year.

Once adulated, Tsipras now ranks sixth in popularity among leaders of the eight parties represented in Parliament, with 24 percent positive views. That's well behind conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who ranks first with a 45 percent approval rating.

The Public Issue poll published Wednesday was a nationwide telephone survey of 1,005 people from Nov. 18-25, with a margin of error of 3.2 percent.

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