Poll: Support up for Polish ruling party, down for opposition
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Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 40 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to the latest survey by Kantar Public.
Support for Law and Justice, which swept to power in late 2015, climbed 5 percentage points from a similar survey in July.
Meanwhile, backing for the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party fell 1 percentage point to 20 percent, the survey found.
The Nowoczesna (Modern) party is third on 8 percent, and the anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is fourth on 7 percent, the poll, commissioned by public broadcaster TVP, found.
The Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), which is outside parliament, is fifth, backed by 5 percent.
Nowoczesna saw its support decrease by 2 percentage points from July, and Kukiz’15 lost 4 points, the pollster said. The SLD, meanwhile, gained 1 point, according to Kantar Public.
PiS polling at 45%, PO at 23% if undecided out of equation
Excluding undecided voters, who account for 11 percent of those polled, support for PiS runs at a record 45 percent, according to TVP’s Wiadomości news programme, with the PO second on 23 percent, Nowoczesna third on 9 percent, Kukiz’15 fourth on 8 percent, and the SLD fifth on 5 percent.
The poll found no other parties would make it into the Sejm, the lower house of parliament.
Kantar Public conducted the survey on November 3-5 on a sample of 1,000 adult respondents.
Source: TVP Wiadomości