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Governing party retains significant lead in polls

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Roberto Galea 13.12.2016 07:36
The governing Law and Justice (PiS) party remains well ahead of the opposition in polls with support from 36 percent of voters, though its lead has fallen slightly from November.
The Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament. Photo: Flickr.com/KPRMThe Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament. Photo: Flickr.com/KPRM

According to pollster CBOS, 36 percent of Poles surveyed earlier this month would vote for PiS, compared to 16 percent who would vote for the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party.

This represents a two percentage point decline in support for PiS compared to November, and a 2 percentage point rise in support for PO.

Meanwhile Nowoczesna, another opposition party, was backed by 14 percent of voters in December. This is down three percentage points from last month, and means that PO has now overtaken it as the largest opposition party in terms of polling performance.

The only other party that would meet a five percent threshold required to enter parliament would be Kukiz’15, currently at seven percent in the polls.

Neither the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) nor the Polish People's Party (PSL) has enough support in polls to gain seats in parliament.

Almost two thirds of Polish voters said they were planning on voting at the next election.

In the October 2015 parliamentary elections PiS won just over 37 percent of the vote, enough to give it a majority in the Sejm, the lower house, while PO came second with 24 percent.

The CBOS survey was conducted between 1-11 December on a representative sample of 1,136 adult residents and used computer-assisted personal interviewing. (sl/rg)

Source: PAP

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