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Greek leftists Syriza see poll lead widen as election nears

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist opposition party Syriza has widened its opinion poll lead to 4.6 points, a survey showed on Monday, with less than a week of campaigning left before a snap poll due on Jan. 25.

Syriza, which wishes to cancel austerity measures and renegotiate Greece's debt obligations, would garner 33.1 percent of the vote whereas Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' ruling conservatives would receive 28.5 percent.

In a previous poll published on Wednesday the same pollster showed the gap between the two parties at 3.5 points.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Andrew Roche)