PiS maintains lead in poll

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Law and Justice (PiS), Poland’s governing party, remains the country’s most popular political force, according to a new opinion poll.

If elections were held on Sunday 32.9 percent would vote for PiS, 27.1 percent for main opposition grouping the Civic Coalition (KO), and 10.6 percent for the Christian-Conservative Poland 2050 party, the latest IBRiS poll found.

The survey, conducted for the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, also showed that the New Left could count on 9.0 percent of the vote, the Polish People’s Party 6.3 percent, and the hard-right Confederation 5.6 percent.

Compared to the IBRiS survey from a month ago, support for both PiS and KO increased by 2 percentage points. On the other hand, support for Poland 2050 dropped 2 percentage points and the Left down 1 percentage point

The declared turnout increased from 48.3 percent in August to over 50 percent, with fewer people declaring that they would "definitely not" vote, down from 32.2 percent in August to 25 percent in the latest poll.

The survey was carried out on September 23-24 on a group of 1,100 respondents.