Most Greek polls predicted a close election, with a slight lead for the ‘no” vote, including those on July 4 and conducted in late June. But the series of polls just as news coverage became most intense from June 30 to July 3 showed the “yes” position in the lead within the margin of error, with 10 percent or more undecided. Reporting covered it as razor close.
- Greek Referendum Poll Shows Lead for “No” Vote, but Narrowing, Reuters, 7-1-15
- Poll Suggests Greek Referendum Close, but “Yes” has Momentum, Wall Street Journal, 7-3-15
- Poll Shows Greeks Split on Referendum on Austerity, ALCO for To Ethnos newspaper, Aljazeera, 7-3-15
- Greek debt crisis: Polls close in bailout referendum, BBC, 7-5-15
The polling in this election will no doubt be added to the growing list of recent polling mishaps.
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