Ruling coalition maintains lead in voter support poll

Poland's ruling United Right coalition would win an election held now with 34.3 percent of the vote, a recent survey by the Estymator pollster has shown.

The main opposition grouping, the centrist Civic Coalition, would place second with 28.6 percent, followed by the far-right Confederation party with 14.9-percent support.

Poland 2050 and the Polish People's Party (PSL), which will fight in this autumn's general election as a coalition called the Third Way, would be backed by 10.8 percent of respondents.

Also taking seats in parliament would be the New Left, a grouping of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), Spring (Wiosna) and the Together (Razem) parties, with 9.0-percent voter support.

Other groupings would remain below the 5-percent parliamentary threshold.

The declared turnout was 54 percent.

The poll results would give the United Right 188 seats in the Sejm (lower house of parliament), the Civic Coalition would get 137, the Confederation party 63, the Third Way 43, the New Left 28, and other groupings one.

The computer-assisted survey was run on Aug 10-11 for the website on a selected group of 1,017 Poles who had declared their intention to vote in the coming elections.

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