Women's protests not hurting support for ruling party - poll

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Support for the ruling Law and Justice party remains strong despite protests organised by the Women's Strike movement, the results of a poll published in the Super Express tabloid on Thursday show.

Thousands of women have taken to the streets across Poland in anger over a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that has all but banned abortions in Poland.

According to the Pollster Research Institute survey, Law and Justice can count on 41.42 voter support, the largest opposition grouping Civic Coalition on 23.21 percent and the Poland 2050 movement, a conservative grassroots/civic movement led by Szymon Holownia, on 15.25 percent backing.

Also crossing the threshold to win parliamentary seats are the New Left (a grouping of the Democratic Left Alliance, Spring and Together parties) and Confederation with 9.73 percent and 5.64 percent backing, respectively.

The the pro-agrarian Polish People’s Party (PSL), with 3.59 percent support, would not get seats in parliament.

The survey was carried out on January 29 - February 1, 2021 on a sample of 1,081 adult Poles.