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Polish ruling party widens lead in latest poll

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Grzegorz Siwicki 30.12.2017 16:38
Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 45.7 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to the latest survey by pollster Estymator.
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Support for Law and Justice, which swept to power in late 2015, climbed 2.9 percentage points from a similar survey in October.

Meanwhile, backing for the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party edged up by 1.2 percentage points to 23.4 percent, the survey found.

The anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is third on 8.3 percent, and the liberal Nowoczesna (Modern) party is fourth on 6.9 percent, according to the survey, which was published by the Do Rzeczy.pl website.

Kukiz’15 saw its support decrease by 0.8 percentage points from the previous poll, and Nowoczesna lost 1.5 points.

The rural-based Polish People’s Party (PSL) would also make it into the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on 5.5 percent, followed by the left-wing Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) with 5.4 percent. This last party is now outside parliament.

The poll found no other parties would clear the 5 percent support threshold needed to enter parliament.

The survey was conducted on December 27-28 on a nationwide representative sample of 1,003 adult respondents. It does not include responses from undecided voters.

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Source: TVP Info, DoRzeczy.pl

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