Polish gov't party PO 7pps behind main opposition PiS
June 25, 2014
Poland's ruling party Civic Platform (PO) enjoys 24% voter support in the most recent poll conducted after the outbreak of the tape scandal, 7 pps behind its chief rival, the conservative opposition party Law & Justice (PiS), a survey by pollster TNS Polska for the public broadcaster TVP1 showed.
The far-right grouping Kongres Nowej Prawicy led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke, which won seats in the European Parliament in May, came third with 10% support, the poll showed. The party has been enjoying a steady growth since March.
The leftist opposition party Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) enjoys 8% backing, followed by junior coalition party, agrarian Polish People’s Party (PSL), with 5% support.
The center-left party Twoj Ruch (Your Movement) remains below the 5% threshold of parliamentary representation with 4% backing.
The poll was taken by phone on June 23 on a sample of 1,000 Poles.
In the ongoing tape scandal evolving since the weekend of June 14-15, the weekly magazine Wprost has filled two issues with transcripts of recorded conversations amongst high ranking officials and business leaders.
In the most controversial such recording, central bank chief Marek Belka is heard discussing possibilities for central bank help in financing the budget should the economy fail to accelerate sufficiently to ensure governing party victory in the next elections.