President ahead of opposition candidates: poll

The incumbent Polish president Andrzej Duda would be the winner of the first round of the presidential elections, according to the latest research by the pollster IBRiS commissioned by “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” daily and RMF FM radio channel.

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If President Duda’s main challenger were Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska of the Civic Platform (PO) party, he would gain 41.3 percent of the votes, while she would garner 28.4 percent.

If the opposition candidate were Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw (also from PO), the incumbent president of Poland can count on the support of 43.3 percent of Poles and Mr Trzaskowski would receive 28.1 percent of the vote.

In both such cases, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, the leader of the Polish People’s Party (PSL) would trail the PO candidates. He would be supported by 10.5 percent of voters if he competed with Ms Kidawa-Błońska and 7.7 percent if his rival from the opposition was Rafał Trzaskowski.

Fourth place in the presidential race is occupied by Robert Biedroń, an MEP and leader of Spring party. He received 4 percent in an election with the participation of Ms Kidawa-Błońska and 5.4 percent in competition with Rafał Trzaskowski.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke, one of the leaders of right-wing Confederation would finish the elections in the fifth position. He can count on 3.9 percent and 3.4 percent respectively.

The research was conducted on November 8-9 using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI), with a random sample of 1,100 adults.