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German Poll: More Than Half Say Greek Deal Is Bad

A survey in Germany shows that a majority think a planned European Union bailout deal for Greece is bad and many said it would be better if the crisis-stricken country had been left out of the eurozone.

A YouGov survey published by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on July 18 showed that 56 percent of respondents said they thought the plan for the deal with Greece was "bad" or "very bad."

Only 29 percent deemed the potential deal to be "positive" or "somewhat positive."

Deputies from Germany -- the largest contributor to all eurozone bailouts -- gave their approval to the eurozone countries to try to negotiate a third bailout for Greece that could total 86 billion euros ($93 billion) through 2018.

The poll of 1,380 Germans also showed that 48 percent of Germans would have liked to see Greece drop out of the eurozone.

Thirty-three percent said they wanted Greece to continue using the euro.

Based on reporting by Reuters