Presidential challenger catching up with incumbent Duda

In the first round, Duda could count on 43.73 percent voter support. Wojtek Jargiło/PAP

If there was a second round of the presidential election, Poland's incumbent President Andrzej Duda would get 50.09 pct of the vote while his main challenger, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska of the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), would secure 49.91 pct, a recent poll shows.

In the first round, Duda could count on 43.73 percent voter support, while Kidawa-Błońska would garner 26.61 percent, according to the survey.

Szymon Hołownia, a journalist and independent candidate, would receive 9.55 percent in the first round, followed by Władyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the pro-farmer Polish People's Party (PSL) with 7.77-percent support. Further down in the race was the leader of the Spring (Wiosna) party, Robert Biedroń, backed by 7.26 percent of the respondents and Krzysztof Bosak, a leader of Poland's far-right Freedom and Independence Confederation, for whom 5.97 percent would vote.

The survey was carried out by the Institute for Research into Public Affairs (IBSP) for the Wirtualna Polska news portal on a representative sample of 1,001 adult Poles on January 14-16, 2020.