Law and Justice well ahead in polls
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Up to 44 percent of Poles support the ruling conservative party (PiS) which took over power following the October general elections, a just-released survey by TNS Polska shows.
Photo: Krzysztof Białoskórski/www.sejm.gov.pl
Civic Platform (PO), now in opposition following an eight-year rule, garnered no more than 17 percent of votes. Kukiz'15, established by rock star Paweł Kukiz, trails behind with 9 percent, alongside Nowoczesna (Modern), founded by economist Ryszard Petru, 8 percent.
With 4 percent, Polish People's Party (PSL), a former junior coalition partner in the Civic Platform government, would not gain any seats in Parliament, reveals the poll, conducted two weeks after the general ballot.
The United Left coalition would fall 3 percentage points below the 8-percent threshold needed to enter the Lower House.
Similarly, the KORWiN party, headed by controversial maverick MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke and the left-wing Together (Razem) Party would win no mandates, garnering 3-and 1-percent backing respectively.
The TNS survey was conducted on 6-12 November, on a sample of 594 respondents who would take part in the next parliamentary elections, out of a total of 1,002 adults questioned. (aba/di)