In a recent opinion poll conducted by United Surveys for radio RMF FM and the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, it has been found that more than 60 percent of Poles are in favor of retaining crucial state institutions such as the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) and the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).
The CBA, established to combat corruption with a specific focus on public and local government institutions, and the IPN, a Polish state research institute responsible for education, archives, and investigations related to Nazi and communist crimes between 1917 and 1990, have faced scrutiny during the election campaign. Some leading opposition politicians argued for winding up these institutions, expressing concerns about their alleged influence from the current government, which is dominated by the Law and Justice (PiS) party.
However, the findings from the poll indicate strong public support for both the CBA and the IPN. According to the survey, 61 percent of respondents support keeping the CBA intact, with 27.5 percent in favor of its elimination. The remaining 11.5 percent chose the “don’t know” option.
Similarly, 64.7 percent of those polled opposed the abolition of the IPN, while 23 percent supported its disbandment.
The survey also delved into public opinion regarding the construction of the Central Transportation Hub (CPK), a flagship government program that encompasses a new airport with road and rail links. Results showed that 51.3 percent of respondents want the construction of CPK to continue even after a change in government. On the contrary, 39.7 percent held the opposite view, and 9 percent expressed no opinion on the matter.
The poll, conducted between October 27 and 29, gathered responses from a representative sample of 1,000 Poles. These results underscore the significance of these state institutions in the eyes of the public, reflecting a widespread sentiment in favor of their continuation.