Ruling party strengthens lead in poll

Poland's ruling conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) has increased its support base, but it would still be short of a parliamentary majority by one MP, a poll has shown.

PiS could count on 40.2 percent of the vote, leaving the party with 230 MPs in the 460-member lower house, the Sejm, according to an Estymator poll for DoRzeczy.pl, a right-wing news website.

Its main opponent, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), would get 24.1 percent of the vote, securing 121 seats, while the next most popular party, the grassroots conservative Poland 2050, would secure 10.9 percent, with 44 mandates.

The Left was supported by 9 percent of respondents and the far-right Confederation by 8.8 percent.

Since the previous poll carried out in May, PiS gained 1.8 percent, KO added 9.5 percent and Poland 2050 lost 11.3 percent.

Estymator ran the poll on a sample of 1,016 adult respondents on September 10-11, 2021.