Poll: Poland's ruling party sees drop in support
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A new opinion poll indicates a drop of close to 5 percent in public support for Poland's socially conservative ruling party Law and Justice.
Chairman of the Law and Justice Party Jarosław Kaczyński (L) and Prime Minister Beata Szydło (R) in the lower house of parliament (Sejm), 1 April. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
Meanwhile, according to the IBRIS poll, the combined support for Poland's two centrist parties surpasses that of Law and Justice.
The poll suggests that if a snap election were to be held, 29.3 percent of the electorate would vote for Law and Justice.
Second place in the poll is taken with 22.7 percent by Nowoczesna, the party launched in 2015 by economist Ryszard Petru.
Third place is taken by fellow centrist party Civic Platform with 14.3 percent. Civic Platform led a coalition government with the agrarian Polish People's Party for 8 years before losing the 25 October general election.
Fourth place is taken by Kukiz 15, a party that has been vocal of late in opposing Poland's prospective provision of asylum to refugees.
The only other party that would cross the 5 percent threshold needed to enter parliament is KORWiN, which garnered 5 percent in the poll. Leader Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who is known for his doom-mongering about the EU, recently said that “Europe is a corpse.”
Left-wing party Together, founded last year, would garner 4.6 percent, and the Democratic Left Alliance 4.1 percent. (nh)