Although the majority of rank and file PO supporters tend to believe the party's slogans about democracy, freedom and constitutionality, the Platform is a typical sponsored party with a hidden agenda. They are sponsored by Western big-money interests and the party's agenda is to lobby for whatever serves their masters' interests.
In actuality, the average West European has little interest in Poland's internal rows. Why then are the Western media are making such a big fuss about alleged threats to Polish democracy and the prospect of dictatorial rule? It is because such terms as "repolonisation" of banks and media and the prospect of foreign banks and retail concerns paying their fare share of taxes sets off alarm bells in the West's capitalist circles. Germany's media barons who control most of Poland's newspapers/magazine market are especially concerned. All this also puts pressure on chief lobbyist PO for failing to get re-elected and prompts the Platform to demonstrate they are doing everything possible (State Tribunal threats, media attacks, marches, protests, petitions) to destabilise the ruling camp. The average PO supporter sincerely believes his party is fighting for democracy and only the Platformer leadership, political scientists and intelligent observers (including all or most PF-ers) know what the score is.
One should add that the PO function like a well-oiled machine, are very image conscious and spout extremely very smooth, slick and convincing propaganda. By comparison, PiS tend to be rough round the edges, lack finesse and stubbornly pursue at times unrealistic goals. But at least they are sincere and have no hidden sponsors or agendas. In a word, they are on no-one's leash.