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Poles increasingly frustrated with parliament

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Poles increasingly frustrated with parliament

A new report released by the CBOS Public Opinion Research Center shows that Poles are becoming more frustrated with parliament, also registering a slight drop in support for President Komorowski.

Currently, 67 percent of respondents have a negative opinion on the workings of the Sejm lower parliamentary house, a rise of 3 percentage points on last month’s poll.

Only one fifth of respondents (exactly 20 percent) have a positive view of the lower parliamentary house.

In the Senate, 47 percent have a negative view, while 25 percent of respondents have a positive view of the upper chamber.

President Komorowski’s ratings still remain high, although dropped 3 percentage points month-on-month to land in at 73 percent.

Last week, a similar survey by pollsters TNS Polska found that 56 percent of respnodents who said they intended to vote would cast their ballot for the incumbent head of state.

Komorowski’s closest rival is Andrzej Duda, an MEP for the opposition conservative Law and Justice party, who gained just 16 percent in the poll.

Meanwhile, the CBOS poll was undertaken between 4-11 December on a representative group of 936 adult Polish residents.

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