Ruling party still in lead, poll shows

Poland's ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, got 29 percent in a new opinion poll, 5 percent more than its nearest rival, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO).

Compared to April, PiS lost 1 percentage point (pp) and KO shed 2 pps.

The Kantar poll put Poland 2050, a party that emerged from a grassroots movement led by TV personality and Catholic writer Szymon Holownia, third with 9-percent backing. It was followed by The New Left on 8 percent.

Poland 2050 and The New Left maintained their support levels from April.

All other parties failed to cross the 5-percent threshold required for parliamentary representation.

About 65 percent of those surveyed were willing to take part in parliamentary elections if they were held on Sunday, May 29.

Kantar ran the survey on a sample of 990 Poles on May 13-18, 2022.