There were thousands of people who took to the street in protest, I imagine the signing of these new laws would have been very bad for the popularity of the ruling party in the next election. So Andrzej Duda’s decision was about political expediency and survival rather than he cares personally if these laws are reasonable
Nope. The polls didn't even flinch. Still the most popular party by a longshot. Socialistic resolutions they placed will ensure they will win any future elections at least until they will bankrupt the country. This is the most shocking about president's decision as he practically ensured he will not win second term.