Law & Justice support rises 4pp from Dec. to highest since at least Sept., PAP newswire reports, citing Jan. poll by Warsaw-based researcher TNS OBOP. * Support for Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party falls 1pp m/m to 22%: PAP * Democratic Left Alliance ranked 3rd with 10% backing, up from 9% in Dec.: PAP * No other party gets >5%, threshold for entry to parliament: PAP * No margin of error given in Jan. 11-16 poll among 965 adults: PAP * NOTE: Next general election to be held in 2015
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform party drew even with opposition Law & Justice party in Dec. 5-12 poll of 910 voting-age adults by CBOS, Warsaw-based researcher said today in e-mail. * Law & Justice’s support fell by 1pp to 23% in poll, while Civic Platform backing rose 1pp to 23%, rebounding for 2nd straight month from Oct. level that was ruling party’s lowest since 2005 * Democratic Left Alliance was 3rd with 10%, unchanged from Nov., followed by Polish Peasant Party, with 6%, or 1pp below Nov. * No margin of error was given
Poland’s incoming Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek said he’ll seek to use European Union funds to bolster a nascent recovery, signaling to investors that growth will remain a priority while the cabinet cuts the deficit.