More than half of Poles satisfied with work of president

Compared to the July poll, the percentage of those satisfied with Andrzej Duda's presidency increased by 3 percentage points (pps). Piotr Nowak/PAP

The work of President Andrzej Duda is positively assessed by 56 percent of Poles, while 38 percent are of the opposite opinion, show the results of a CBOS survey carried out in August.

Compared to the July poll, the percentage of those satisfied with Andrzej Duda's presidency increased by 3 percentage points (pps). On the other hand, the percentage of respondents assessing it negatively dropped by 2 pps to 38 percent. A total of 6 percent of those surveyed answered "it is difficult to say," a decrease of 1 pp.

CBOS indicated that satisfaction with the president's activities was expressed by a vast majority of ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) supporters, by those respondents with right-wing views and those attending religious services. It was also positively assessed by older respondents (above the age of 55), rural residents, people with primary or basic vocational education and those with an income of less than PLN 1,500 (EUR 341).

On the other hand, noted CBOS, negative opinions were expressed by potential voters of opposition groups, especially the Left (Lewica) and the main opposition bloc, Civic Coalition (KO), those respondents declaring a left-wing political orientation, those who were non-religious, residents of larger cities, the well-educated, those earning high per capita incomes, as well as people under the age of 35.

CBOS conducted the mixed-mode survey procedure on a randomly chosen sample of 1,149 adult Poles, on August 18 – 27.