The Polish government wants to sell its stakes in several large companies to help restrain the country's widening budget deficit, but the plan is endangered by financial and political factors. Foreign investors, many of whom have grown skittish during the economic crisis, are not showing as much interest as expected. The privatisation may fail or be delayed. While most Poles are not against privatisation in general, a decided majority believes that the government should find other sources of income in this case, according to an opinion poll by the Cbos Institute. In addition, strong Polish trade unions could further weaken the government's chances of reaching its privatisation goals.