Ruling party holds lead in voter opinion poll

If parliamentary elections were held in Poland in October, 37 pct of those polled would vote for ruling party Law and Justice (PiS). The main opposition grouping, the Civic Coalition (KO), would receive 26.8 pct support, shows an IBRiS poll for the Onet web portal.

The respondents were asked if they would take part in the elections if they were held on Sunday, October 24. More than half of the respondents, 53.5 percent, said they would not take part in the elections, of whom 29.2 percent said they would 'definitely' not go to the polls and 24.3 percent said they would 'probably not' vote.

A total of 43 percent of those polled indicated their willingness to vote, of whom 27.2 percent would 'definitely' vote, and 15.8 percent would 'probably' vote, while 3.5 percent said that 'it was difficult to say.'

Apart from PiS and KO, also Poland 2050, a grassroots movement led by failed presidential candidate Szymon Hołownia would cross the threshold of 5 percent required for parliamentary representation, receiving support of 8.7 percent. The survey also showed that the Left (Lewica) could count on 7.5 percent backing and the far-right Confederation on 7.2 percent. Not entering parliament would be the pro-agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL) with 3.8 percent support. Nine percent of the respondents said they were 'undecided' on who they would vote for.

The IBRiS survey for Onet was conducted on October 20 using standardised computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) on a sample of 1,100 adult residents of Poland.