Trzaskowski and Holownia share top spot in opposition leaders survey

The mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, and Szymon Holownia, who heads the Polska 2050 movement, are seen as the top opposition leaders in Poland according to a SW Research survey for the rp.pl website.

In response to the question "Which politician do you think is currently the leader of the opposition in Poland?", the greatest number of those polled answered the mayor of Warsaw and vice-president of the centrist Civic Platform (PO) Rafal Trzaskowski (19.1 percent) and the leader of the grassroots conservative Polska 2050 movement, the former TV star Szymon Holownia (also on 19.1 percent), rp.pl, which is run by the national daily Rzeczpospolita, reported on Saturday.

Borys Budka, the PO head, was acknowledged as the leader of the opposition by 7.6 percent. In turn, 5.4 percent of respondents consider the leader of the opposition the far-right Confederation MP and former presidential candidate Krzysztof Bosak.

Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, the president of the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL), came next with 2.4 percent support. Wlodzimierz Czarzasty, who is currently creating the New Left SLD, was supported by 1.3 percent of those surveyed.

The poll shows that 4.1 percent of respondents is of the opinion that another politician is the leader of the opposition, 41 percent held no opinion on the matter.