Presidential election poll puts Komorowski clear favourite
PR dla Zagranicy
President Bronislaw Komorowski would win the forthcoming 2015 presidential election in the first round, according to a new poll.
President Bronislaw Komorowski. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
The poll by TNS Polska found that 56 percent of respondents who said they intended to vote would back the current president.
Komorowski's closest rival, according to the poll, is Andrzej Duda, currently an MEP for opposition conservative party Law and Justice.
However, the poll found that only 16 percent of those planning to vote would back the Law and Justice candidate.
Duda's candidacy was announced by Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski on Independence Day (11 November) in Krakow, Duda's home city.
Komorowski was a member of the centre-right Civic Platform party, currently the senior coalition partner, before his election to the presidency in 2010.
Meanwhile, the poll found that Janusz Korwin-Mikke, leader of the Congress of the New Right, would garner 5 percent in the forthcoming election. Left-wing candidate Ryszard Kalisz (formerly a Democratic Left Alliance minister) would manage 4 percent, while the liberal, anti-clerical candidate Janusz Palikot would get 2 percent.
Some 13 percent of respondents said they were still undecided.
The poll was carried out on 10 and 11 December. (nh)