More than six out of ten Poles praise president - survey

Slightly more than six in ten Poles, 63 percent, believe that Andrzej Duda is performing well as the country’s president, according to results of the latest April poll by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS).

A further 70 percent of those polled feel that local authorities are also doing their jobs well. The Sejm and Senate (lower and upper houses of parliament, respectively) each found favour with 29 percent of respondents.

The CBOS study revealed that 28 percent of voters believed Duda was performing his duties poorly. Of those polled, 55 percent and 47 percent, were not happy with the work of the Sejm and Senate, respectively.

Duda’s popularity rating is up 3 percentage points compared to a similar poll taken a month ago, while the 28 percent of Poles critical of Duda’s record as head of state was unchanged from the last poll. An additional 9 percent replied that it was "difficult to say," (a drop of 3 percent points).

The Sejm was assessed positively by 29 percent of respondents (up 2 percentage points), negatively by 55 percent (no change), and 16 percent said that it was ”difficult to say,” (down 2 percentage points).

The Senate was positively evaluated by 29 percent of respondents (up 1 percentage point) and negatively by 47 percent (up 2 percentage points), while 24 percent said that it was ”difficult to say,” (down 3 percentage points).

The performance of local authorities was graded positively by 70 percent of respondents (up 1 percentage point) and negatively by 21 percent (no change). The choice, "difficult to say" was omitted from this question.

In a commentary to the survey, CBOS noted that in the last month, no significant changes were observed in the ratings of the Sejm and the Senate.

CBOS also stated that "support for local authorities was stable, while praise for the president’s performance was slightly better than in March, but this change should be treated as a correction after slightly worse results from March."

The study was conducted using the method of computer-aided direct interviews (CAPI) on April 5-12, 2018, using a representative sample of 1,140 adult residents of Poland.