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Survey: Polish opposition is not capable of governing

Even the majority of Polish opposition supporters do not believe their parties are ready to rule

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: TVP Info/oko.press
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According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Group SA for liberal portal oko.press, a majority of those surveyed think that the current opposition is not capable of efficiently governing Poland.
The author of the survey’s commentary noted that in the context of potential early elections, which the opposition brings up, these results significantly impact any possible mobilization of opposition supporters.
Those polled answered the question: “Do you believe that the opposition parties are prepared to efficiently govern if they were to take power away from Law and Justice (PiS) right now?”
Of the total surveyed, 62 percent believe that the current opposition is unable to efficiently rule Poland. Even the inhabitants of the largest cities think this, despite the majority of them voting for the opposition and not PiS.
“If such a conviction would remain until the day of the election, the mobilization of the electorate opposing Jarosław Kaczyński would be far from optimal,” the survey’s commentator stated.
The survey also accounted for any election preferences of the respondents.
The vast majority of PiS voters, 91 percent, believe that the opposition would not govern properly, while 39 percent of Civic Platform (PO) voters think that their party is not capable of governing.
Among the supporters of Szymon Hołownia, 60 percent hold this opinion as well, and 40 percent of the Left’s voters think the same. Meanwhile, 69 percent of the Confederation’s supporters think the opposition is not ready to govern, as do 69 percent of the Polish People’s Party (PSL) voters.
The telephone survey was conducted on 1,000 people between November 23 and 25.
Title picture: Leader of Poland’s main opposition Civic Platform party, Borys Budka, in the Polish Sejm, AP images.