Polish ruling party far ahead of nearest rival: poll
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Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 43 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by Instytut Badań Pollster.
Support for Law and Justice, which swept to power in late 2015, rose by 1 percentage point from a previous survey by the same researcher.
Meanwhile, backing for the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party, which was voted out of power in 2015 parliamentary elections, fell 3 percentage points to 20 percent, the survey found.
The Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), a leftist group now outside parliament, is third on 9 percent, and the anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is fourth on 8 percent, the poll, commissioned by public broadcaster TVP, found.
The liberal Nowoczesna (Modern) party, is fifth, backed by 6 percent.
The SLD saw its support increase by 2 percentage points, while Nowoczesna gained 1 point, TVP said.
Kukiz’15, meanwhile, lost 1 point, according to TVP.
The rural-based Polish People's Party (PSL) and the leftist Razem (Together) party, which has never been represented in parliament, would also make it into the Sejm, the lower house of the country’s legislature, each on 5 percent, the poll found.
Instytut Badań Pollster conducted the survey on May 10-11 on a sample of 1,096 respondents.