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Polish ruling party ahead: surveys

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 18.04.2017 09:00
Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 28 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Kantar Public.
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Support for PiS went up by 1 percentage point compared with a previous poll conducted using the same method, according to the pollster’s April survey, commissioned by the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.

In second place, with 27 percent -- up 3 percentage points from the previous poll -- is the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party, which was ousted from power in 2015 parliamentary elections.

The anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is third on 12 percent, up from 9 percent, the poll found.

The economically liberal Nowoczesna (Modern) party is fourth, backed by 5 percent, down from 8 percent in the previous poll.

The poll found no other parties would make it into the Sejm, the lower house of parliament.

Kantar Public conducted the poll on 12 April on a random, nationwide sample of 1,000 adult respondents, using computer-aided telephone interviewing.

A separate IBRIS poll, conducted on March 30 for the Onet.pl website, showed the ruling PiS party in the lead with 30.5 percent support, ahead of the PO with over 29 percent.

Compared with a previous survey a month earlier, PiS lost 2.3 percentage points, while the PO gained almost 12 percentage points, according to IBRIS.

Kukiz’15 was in third place with 8.8 percent, and Nowoczesna was fourth with 7.4 percent.

Two other parties would make it into parliament as well, according to IBRIS: the rural-based Polish People’s Party (PSL), a junior coalition partner in the former Civic Platform government, on 6.6 percent; and the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) with 6 percent. (str/pk)

Source: wiadomosci.onet.pl, Gazeta Wyborcza

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