Poland’s ruling conservatives keep strong poll lead
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Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 45 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Instytut Badań Pollster.
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Meanwhile, the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party, which was voted out of power in 2015 parliamentary elections, is in second place, with 18 percent, according to the survey, which was commissioned by the tabloid Super Express and its se.pl online service.
The Nowoczesna (Modern) party is third on 10 percent, and the anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is fourth on 8 percent, the study found.
The Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), which is outside parliament, would also make it into the Sejm, the lower house, on 6 percent, followed by the rural-based Polish People's Party (PSL) with 5 percent, the survey found.
For the first time in any poll, the leftist Razem (Together) party was seen clearing the 5 percent support threshold to enter parliament.
The study was conducted on a sample of 1,099 adult respondents from December 13 to 15, after the country’s ruling conservatives installed a new prime minister, the se.pl website said.
A previous survey by the same pollster released in late November had the ruling PiS party way ahead of the opposition, with support at 47 percent.
Source: TVP 2, se.pl