Ruling party's dominance challenged by main opposition grouping

The lead of Poland’s governing party, Law and Justice, is coming under pressure from Civic Coalition, the main opposition grouping, a new polls has shown.

Support for the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), led by the former prime minister and former president of the European Council Donald Tusk, has seen two-digit growth in recent weeks, according to a survey by the IBRIS pollster for the news portal Onet.

If parliamentary elections were held on Sunday, KO would get 26.2 percent of the vote, up by 10.1 percentage points (ppt) from a June poll.

Law and Justice would retain first place, however, with 33.6 percent of the vote, about the same it got a month ago.

The percentage of Poles supporting the former television star Szymon Holownia's Polska 2050 movement experienced a 7-percentage-point drop to 10.9 percent.

The Left would be backed by 7.1 percent (down by 1.2 ppt), followed by the far-right Confederation, supported by 5.4 percent, down by 3.9 percentage points.

The agrarian Polish People's Party-Polish Coalition would get 5.0 percent of the vote while 11.8 percent of Poles were still undecided.

Turnout would be 49.3 percent.

The survey was carried out on a national sample of 1,100 adult Poles on July 24-25.