Dead heat

Greece: 2 main parties in dead heat before election

Three surveys published Friday show the two parties roughly level within the margin of error, with the winner likely to require the support of two smaller parties to form a coalition government.

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and called the snap election last month after reaching an agreement with eurozone creditors for a third bailout that triggered a split within his party.

Poll: Greek opinion on bailout vote a dead heat

The ALCO survey for the newspaper Proto Thema gave the "Yes" campaign a 0.6 point lead over the "No" vote in the bailout referendum — well within the 3 percent margin of error. Of those interviewed, 41.7 percent said they would vote yes and 41.1 percent intend to vote no, with 10.7 percent undecided and the rest either casting blank ballots or abstaining.