However the poll also had a number of other interesting findings which are worth highlighting:
- 42% support Poland’s accession to the intergovernmental ‘fiscal treaty’ vs. 35% against
- 57% are opposed to Poland lending an additional €6.3bn to the IMF to possibly support vulnerable eurozone members vs. 32% in favour
- 62% believe that further European integration would be beneficial for Poland vs. 26% who believe otherwise
- 81% believe EU membership is beneficial for Poland vs. 12% who believe otherwise
The poll result could serve as another reminder to those who argue that the euro is an integral and necessary component of the EU and further integration, and that rejecting the euro would signal the death knell for the European project as a whole. Ultimately this poll and other like it are good news for supporters of a more flexible EU arrangement, where countries can integrate more closely together if they wish, but can also remain outside of some common structures – such as the single currency.