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Komorowski tops presidential poll

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John Beauchamp 06.02.2015 11:56
A new survey released by pollsters TNS Polska shows that if elections were to take place in February, incumbent Bronisław Komorowski would gain 53 percent of votes.

While the ballot would give Komorowski a win in the first round of voting, support dropped by three percentage points on last month’s poll.

The poll places Law and Justice (PiS) front-runner Andrzej Duda in second place with 19 percent, with no change on last month. The Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) candidate, Magdalena Ogórek, would receive five percent, a drop of one point.

Leftist politician Ryszard Kalisz makes his debut on the presidential poll with three percent, while maverick MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke garnered two percent, a drop of two points.

The Polish People’s Party (PSL) candidate Adam Jarubas gained one percentage point to gain two percent. Liberal Janusz Palikot also gained two percent support.

Poland’s first transgender MP Anna Grodzka gained one percent alongside nationalist Marian Kowalski.

As many as 11 percent of people polled did not know who to vote for.

In a presidential ballot were held this month, turnout would amount to 57 percent for the first round of voting.

The poll was undertaken by TNS Polska between 4-5 February 2015 on a representative selection of 1,000 adult Poles. The first round of the presidential election is billed for 10 May. (jb)

Source: IAR/TVP Info

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