Ruling party PO voter support slides by 4 pps to 24pct after tape scandal
July 1, 2014
Poland's PM Donald Tusk and Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz
Poland's ruling party Civic Platform (PO) saw its voter support drop by a clear 4 pps to 24%, while support for the main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) held flat at 32%, showed a Homo Homini poll conducted for Rzeczpospolita daily after the publication of controversial tapes with conversations of several top officials, mostly related to the ruling party.
Junior coalition partner Polish People’s Party (PSL) apparently also suffered from the wire-tappings scandal as its support fell by 2 pps to 5%.
Left-wing party Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) enjoyed a slight increase to 10%.
Far right-wing party Nowa Prawica JKM, led by political scene veteran Janusz Korwin-Mikke, seemed to benefit the most from the voter support shift, as it recorded a 6 pps gain to 11%.
Leftist-liberal party Twoj Ruch (Your Movement), formerly Palikot Movement, yet again recorded as little as 2% support, below the 5% threshold required to enter the parliament.
The poll was conducted via phone on June 27-28 on a sample of 1,100 Poles.