Minority of Poles approve of gov't action on Belarus border

A poll has shown that 45 percent of the Polish public positively assess the government's handling of a migrant standoff on the Belarus-Poland border while 29 percent were critical of it and 26 percent had no opinion.

A group of migrants have been camped for more than two weeks at Usnarz Gorny on the Belarusian side of the Polish-Belarusian border. The group do not want to remain in Belarus but Poland has refused them entry.

The research by Instytut Badan Pollster for the Wiadomosci TVP state-owned TV news programme asked whether the border situation affected the support of political parties in Poland.

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party was supported by 37 percent of respondents (up by 3 percentage points (pps) on the previous survey) with the main opposition bloc, Civic Coalition (KO), in second place on 24-percent support (2 pps down).

In third place, also down 2 pps, was the Polska 2050 movement, which could count on the votes of 16 percent of those surveyed.

The far-right Confederation (Konfederacja) party received the backing of 10 percent of pollees (up 2 pps) while 7 percent said they would vote for The Left (Lewica), support for which was down by 1 pps.