Ruling party continues to keep distance from opposition rivals

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party placed first in a recent approval ranking but the entire bloc of opposition parties has grown larger than the ruling grouping, a new poll has found.

Law and Justice (PiS) could count on 35 percent of the vote while its main rival, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO) was on 24 percent, according to the Ipsos survey commissioned by the daily Gazeta Wyborcza.

Referring to the result achieved by PiS, the daily admitted that it was slightly better than in April when the ruling party was supported by 33 percent of Poles.

The grassroots conservative movement Poland 2050 led by Szymon Holownia was supported by 15 percent of respondents.

"KO and Poland 2050 swapped their positions after the return to Poland of Donald Tusk, a former prime minister and president of the European Council," the daily wrote.

The far-right Confederation won the support of 9 percent and the Left could count on 4 percent, which is below the 5-percent threshold required to enter the Sejm (lower house).

The election turnout would reach 65 percent

Ipsos ran the poll on a sample of 1,000 Poles on September 21-23, 2021, with the use of the CATI (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview) method.