The latest poll on the presidential election in Poland shows that the incumbent president, Andrzej Duda, is well ahead of competitors and that his support is rising. Szymon Hołownia, an independent candidate who recently announced his candidacy, has also witnessed growth in his support, but at the expense of the opposition and not the ruling party.
According to a survey conducted for the portal wpolityce.pl, Duda enjoys the support of 46 percent of voters, representing an increase since the last survey.
It looks as if the president’s decisive stance in favor of legislation to discipline judges has been well received by the voters and that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party benefits when it focuses public debate on differences between it and the liberal establishment.
But PiS would be unwise to believe that they can win the presidential election in the first round of voting. The opposition is still a strong force and will fight right until the end.