Strong support for an end to dispute with the EU - poll

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Nearly 41 percent of respondents to an IBRiS poll believe that Poland's dispute with the European Union should be ended as soon as possible and on the EU’s terms.

The poll, commissioned by the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, quizzed people on their views on the deterioration in Polish-EU relations, and how they would react to EU threats to suspend funding to Poland

The largest group of respondents (40.8 percent) answered that the dispute should be ended as soon as possible and the conditions set by the EU should be adopted.

Meanwhile 32.5 percent said that a compromise should be found and Poland should make only minor concessions.

But 23 percent believe the government should defend its position even at the expense of having funds frozen.

The poll found 49 percent of PiS voters and supporters of the president were in favour of the hard line, while 41 percent of them support a compromise, and 8 percent backed full concessions.

Of the respondents, 3.7 pct were undecided about how to respond to the statement.

IBRiS conducted the poll using the CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) method for Rzeczpospolita on Friday and Saturday on a group of 1,100 people.