Poles critical of use of oncology patients topic in electoral campaign: survey

More than 50 percent of those polled said that they consider the use of the issue of oncological child patients in the opposition’s electoral campaign negatively, a new survey by Estymator pollster, commissioned by the website of “Do Rzeczy” weekly showed.

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The respondents were asked, “how do you assess the behaviour of opposition politicians who, during the electoral campaign, use the topic of child oncological patients?”

The answer “rather negatively” was chosen by 28.2 percent of those polled, while 26.1 percent of them answered, “definitely negatively.”

On the other hand, 16.9 percent of respondents answered “rather positively,” while 15.3 percent - “definitely positively”. 13.5 percent of those polled did not have a clear opinion on this issue.

According to the poll, using the issue of oncological child patients was assessed negatively by 17 percent of the voters of Left presidential candidate Robert Biedroń, 28 percent of those who declare voting for Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska of the Civic Coalition and 40 percent of the electorate of Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz of the Polish People’s Party.

Respondents were also asked about other recent public discussions in Poland, such as the takeover of Condor airlines by Polish national carrier LOT, and, if the opposition should support the government in the EU budget negotiations. The fourth question considered again the electoral campaign and the opinion of the incumbent president Andrzej Duda, who called for calm and a campaign of substance.

The poll was conducted between February 21 and 22 nationwide, with a random sample of 1,100 adult Poles using the Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) method.