Ruling coalition holds lead in poll

Poland's ruling United Right coalition managed to maintain a strong lead over the opposition parties in a new opinion poll.

The United Right pulled in 33 percent, 9 percent more than the second-placed Poland 2050, a relatively young conservative movement led by former TV personality and Catholic writer Szymon Holownia, according to the survey published on the right-wing website.

The Civic Coalition, the strongest opposition grouping in parliament, could expect 21 percent support, an increase of 4 percentage points on a previous poll.

The portal emphasises that the increase in support is due to the return of the former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the grouping.

The other two parties with a chance of continued parliamentary representation are the Left and the far-right Confederation, on 9 and 8 percent respectively.

Two parliamentary parties, the pro-agrarian Polish People's Party and the conservative Kukiz'15 movement, would not get any seats in a new parliament as they would only get 2 percent of voters, far below the 5 percent needed to get seats.

Turnout would be 68 percent.

The survey was carried out on July 2-5, on a nationwide sample of 1,057 Poles.