Poles are positive on Duda’s presidency and previous Sejm

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Poles have a favorable view of President Andrzej Duda and the previous term’s Sejm, according to a November poll by the CBOS institute.

The polling agency indicates that approval has risen compared to October, with 65 percent of those polled claiming that they are pleased with Duda’s presidency, a 3-percent increase compared to October. Another 29 percent saw his work negatively and 6 percent did not have an opinion.

Almost half of those surveyed positively evaluated the work of the previous Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, with 45 percent approving of it, a 13 percentage point increase compared to October. Another 39 percent were dissatisfied, a 12 percentage point decrease since October. Sixteen percent did not have an opinion.

CBOS pointed out that it is incredibly rare for more people to be favorable of a previous Sejm than critical. They also noted that this is the best evaluation for a Sejm’s term since the parliament that served between 1993 and 1997.

The poll found that 39 percent of respondents also favorably viewed the work of the previous term’s Senate, with 39 percent approving of its work and 35 percent holding an unfavorable view. A large number of people, 26 percent, said they had no opinion on the Polish Senate.

This was the best polling result for the work of senators since 2008, CBOS reported.

The majority of people surveyed, 73 percent, also positively evaluated the work of the National Electoral Commission (PKW). Only 6 percent viewed it poorly.

According to CBOS, the results showed a record high favorability rating for the PKW.

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