Ruling party PO gains ground in April poll
April 15, 2014
Poland's governing party Civic Platform (PO) made up some lost ground to its chief rival, the main opposition, conservative Law & Justice (PiS), on its highest poll reading since early 2013, a survey by pollster TNS showed.
PO advanced 3 pps in the poll to 29% support amongst likely voters, drawing to within 3 pps of PiS, up 1 ppt for the month to 32%, poll figures showed.
Leftist Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) saw its support edge up 1 ppt to 10%, while its center-left rival Twoj Ruch suffered a 3 pps decline and is now well below the 5% threshold required for parliamentary representation.
The junior coalition partner Polish People’s Party (PSL) gained 1% to 5%, exactly at the threshold.
The poll was taken on April 4-9 on a representative sample of 973 adult Poles. Some 55% declared likely participation in a vote.