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Poland’s ruling conservatives widen lead: survey

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 28.08.2017 08:30
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 42 percent of voters, while opposition groupings trail a long way behind, according to a new survey.
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The survey by pollster CBOS found the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party, which headed the previous government, is backed by 20 percent, and the Kukiz'15 grouping is third on 8 percent.

The Nowoczesna group is fourth on 6 percent, according to the survey.

Other parties would not exceed the 5 percent threshold needed to make it into the Polish parliament, according to the poll.

The figures are for voters who say they would take part in the next parliamentary elections.

Backing for PiS increased by 4 percentage points compared with a July CBOS poll, while support for the PO fell 2 points.

Nowoczesna saw its support inch up by 1 percentage point, while Kukiz'15’s rating remained unchanged from July.

The poll was conducted on 17-24 August on a representative sample of 1,009 adults. (str/pk)

Source: Rzeczpospolita

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