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Survey suggests Gašparovič's chances of re-election improved in December

President Ivan Gašparovič’s popularity increased considerably in December while his biggest rival in next year's presidential elections, opposition candidate Iveta Radičová, saw her ratings fall.

President Ivan Gašparovič’s popularity increased considerably in December while his biggest rival in next year's presidential elections, opposition candidate Iveta Radičová, saw her ratings fall.

The head of state remains the second most trusted politician in Slovakia, after Prime Minister Robert Fico, according to an opinion poll by the ÚVVM agency of the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic, conducted among 1,304 respondents on December 1-8.

The president's approval rating improved almost 6 percentage points to 21.1 percent in December, up from 15.4 percent in November.

Radičová, by contrast, saw her rating fall by almost three percentage points in December. She received the backing of 6.6 percent of respondents.

A total of 28.4 percent of respondents said they did not trust any Slovak politician. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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