Law and Justice (PiS) gains further ground: survey

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 48.7 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to a new survey by pollster Estymator.

Support for the party rose by 3 percentage points from a previous study by the same pollster.

Meanwhile, the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party, which lost the 2015 parliamentary elections after eight years in power, is way behind, on 20.6 percent, 2.8 percentage points down from the previous survey.

The anti-establishment Kukiz’15 group is third on 9.4 percent, and the left-wing Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), which is now outside parliament, is fourth on 6.8 percent, according to the poll, which was published by the Do Rzeczy.pl website.

The rural-based Polish People’s Party (PSL) would also make it into the Sejm, the lower house, on 5.2 percent.

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

The survey was conducted on January 25-26 on a representative sample of 1,060 adult respondents.

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