Polish govt critics’ numbers rise: poll

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A poll conducted by research agency Kantar Public shows that about 46 percent of Poles in an August survey expressed a negative opinion about the Polish government’s performance, up from 44 percent recorded in July.

However, the percentage of government supporters remained at 42 percent, unchanged from July.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki secured roughly equal numbers of critics and supporters − 42 percent and 43 percent respectively.

Compared to July, there was a two-percentage point increase in the number of critics while the group of those with a positive view of the PM’s work grew by one percentage point. A total of 15 percent could not make a clear assessment of the top minister’s performance.

On the other hand, President Andrzej Duda achieved a slightly better score, with 47 percent praising his activities − unchanged month-on-month. As many as 42 percent were dissatisfied with the president’s work − up by one percentage point month-on-month. Eleven percent of the respondents were undecided.

Kantar Public ran the survey on a sample of 1,061 Poles aged 15 and over from August 10-16, 2018.