Ruling party lead widens according to poll

Law and Justice (PiS), Poland's ruling party, has extended its lead over the opposition, according to a new opinion poll.

If elections were to be held on Sunday, PiS would garner 36.4 percent of the vote, up 2 percentage points (pps) on an August poll, according to a United Surveys poll for the Wirtualna Polska portal.

Support for the far-right Confederation (Konfederacja) party was also up, while support for the main opposition grouping, Civic Coalition (KO) fell significantly and the grassroots Polska 2050's result also slipped.

KO recorded 22.3 percent of the vote, down 5.3 pps on August, returning to its support level at the start of July.

Polska 2050 came third with 9.2 percent, down 0.8 pps. Fourth place was taken by Confederation on 8.8 percent (up 2.9 pps). The Left (Lewica) also passed the 5-percent threshold needed to enter the Sejm (lower house of parliament) with 6.8 percent of the potential vote (down 0.1 pps), as did the pro-agrarian Polish Peoples Party (PSL) on 5.2 percent (up 0.2 pps), the portal reported.

Turnout would be around 53.7 percent.

United Surveys conducted the poll on September 10, 2021, using the Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) method on a representative sample of 1,000 people.