Poles support change of opposition candidates for PM: surveys

Poles say that Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska is better opposition candidate for the office of Prime Minister than the Grzegorz Schetyna and that she should replace him on the position of the head of the Civic Platform party, recent polls say.

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The survey assigned by “Super Express” tabloid and conducted by Pollster research company shows that 43 percent of respondents point out Ms Kidawa-Błońska as the best opposition candidate for PM. Mr Schetyna was supported by only six percent of those polled.

Robert Biedroń, the leader of Spring party, which is a part of The Left electoral grouping was pointed out by 13 percent of respondents, and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, the chairman of the Polish People’s Party (PSL) was supported 12 percent.

Moreover, 44 percent of respondents say that Ms Kidawa-Błońska should replace Mr Schetyna as the leader. Fourteen percent have the contrary opinion, and 42 percent has no clear opinion about this issue.

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Praise for change

Another similar poll, commissioned by private RMF FM radio and “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” daily was conducted by IBRiS pollster.

People were asked how they rate the decision of replacing Mr Schetyna with Ms Kidawa-Błońska as the candidate for the PM.

More than 45 percent of respondents praised the decision to name Ms Kidawa-Błońska a candidate for the future PM instead of Mr Schetyna.

Another question in the survey was about the best candidate for PM in general. In the first place was the incumbent head of the government, Mateusz Morawiecki, with a support of 38 percent, followed by Ms Kidawa-Błońska (24 percent) and Mr Biedroń (14.4 percent).

On September 3, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska was nominated as a candidate for the Prime Minister if the opposition coalition wins the election.