Ruling party would win election but not have absolute majority - poll
Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party would win a parliamentary election if it was held in December but would fail to secure enough seats to govern alone, a new poll has shown.
The research by United Surveys for the Wirtualna Polska (WP) website revealed that PiS could count on 31.8 percent of the vote, 1.8 percentage points (pps) less than in a poll done two weeks ago.
In second place came the Civic Coalition (KO) with the support of 27.4 percent of respondents, 0.5 pps more than in the previous poll.
The centre-right Poland 2050 part would place third on 10-percent support, down 0.8 pps on two weeks earlier.
Next in the ranking was The Left with the support of 9.4 percent of those polled, slightly down on their 9.7-percent backing in the previous poll.
The Polish Coalition-Polish People's Party (PSL) grouping could count on 6.4 percent of the vote (0.5 pps up).
The right-wing Confederation (Konfederacja) party would fall below the 5-percent threshold needed to take seats in parliament with 4-percent backing.
The proportion of people who could not say who they would vote for had risen over the two weeks from 7.4 percent to 10.1 percent.
The declared election turnout stood at 47 percent.
United Surveys ran the poll on December 16 on a representative sample of 1,000 Poles.