Polish PM not concerned by govt's second-place poll result
Poles’ feeling of security is more important than a recent support poll which showed the governing party dropping behind the opposition, the Polish Prime Minister has said.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak.
The Millward Brown survey found that 29 percent of those polled would vote for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 31 percent back the Civic Platform (PO) party.
The poll was the first since the 2015 general elections which showed PiS in second place.
Szydło referred to part of a quality-of-life survey by Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which showed that in 2016, 91.3 percent of Poles felt safe where they lived.
Szydło also noted that ahead of presidential elections, PiS candidate Andrzej Duda, who went on to win the ballot, had less than 20 percent support in pre-election polls, while then-President Bronisław Komorowski, backed by PO, had more than 60 percent support.
“It is also interesting that a number of polls were published this week, including two or three by one company, and each of them showed different values,” Szydło added.
She also said that there was no upcoming election. PiS won the overwhelming majority of votes in elections to parliament for a four-year mandate in October 2015. (vb/rg)