Ruling PiS just 2 pps ahead of opposition PO in voter support poll
March 21, 2017
Poland's governing party Law and Justice (PiS) lost 6 pps voter support to 29% in March compared to February, and its lead over the closest rival, main opposition party Civic Platform (PO), narrowed by 16 pps after support for PO soared by 10 pps to 27%, a survey by pollster IBRiS showed.
Liberal opposition party Nowoczesna lost marginally in the poll, with support at 9%.
Backing for the eclectic anti-establishment Kukiz'15 grouping fell by 2 pps to 8%.
Agrarian Polish People’s Party (PSL) enjoys flat support at 6%, above the threshold required in a national vote for parliamentary representation, while leftist grouping fell 1 ppt to the 5% threshold.
Another leftist grouping Razem made a rare appearance among parties with chances for parliamentary representation, as its support soared 2 pps to 5%.
The survey was conducted on March 16-17, following the Polish government's failure to block Donald Tusk's reelection as the European Council president.
PiS would not secure a parliamentary majority allowing for the formation of own government, if the election was held now, the daily Rzeczpospolita wrote. However, these changes come not on the decline in support for the ruling party, but rather on an increase in the share of supporters of other groupings planning to attend the election, the poll results show.