Ruling party continues to hold lead over opposition says poll

Poland's governing party, Law and Justice, would place first if a general election was held in May, a new poll has found.

According to the CBOS survey, Law and Justice (PiS) would get 33 percent of the vote (up 1 percentage point from a previous poll in April), Poland 2050 17 percent (up 1 pp) and Civic Colation (KO), 11 percent (down 3 pps).

The pollster noted that Szymon Holownia's Poland 2050 grouping was strengthening its position as the lead opposition party.

It also pointed out that the 3-pps drop by KO was the biggest change in support for political groups registered this month.

The survey also revealed that the Left grouping and the far-right Confederation had the backing of 6 percent of those polled (in both instances, an increase of 1 pp).

Other parties, such as the Polish People's Party (PSL) with 2 percent support (up by 1 pp), and Kukiz'15 with 1 percent backing (unchanged), would fall below the 5-percent threshold required to win seats in the lower house of parliament.

The survey was carried out on May 6-16 on a representative sample of 1,163 adult Poles using the the CAPI, CATI and CAWI methods.