Poll: Fico ranked Slovakia’s most trustworthy politician

Smer party chairman and current Prime Minister Robert Fico enjoys the highest level of trust among Slovak voters, followed by former prime minister Iveta Radičová (formerly of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) and President Ivan Gašparovič, according to an opinion poll carried out by the MVK agency between June 20 and 27. Conversely, according to the respondents, another former prime minister, the former SDKÚ leader Mikuláš Dzurinda, plus Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulík and Fico are the least trusted Slovak politicians.

Smer party chairman and current Prime Minister Robert Fico enjoys the highest level of trust among Slovak voters, followed by former prime minister Iveta Radičová (formerly of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) and President Ivan Gašparovič, according to an opinion poll carried out by the MVK agency between June 20 and 27. Conversely, according to the respondents, another former prime minister, the former SDKÚ leader Mikuláš Dzurinda, plus Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulík and Fico are the least trusted Slovak politicians.

"We ... asked the respondents whom they trust. Which politicians do you consider to be trustworthy? Everyone was allowed to cite three names," sociologist Pavel Haulík of MVK told the TASR newswire. Robert Fico topped the list (39.4 percent), followed by Iveta Radičová (14.7 percent), Ivan Gašparovič (14.6 percent), Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (Smer, 14.6 percent), Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) leader Igor Matovič (11.2 percent), Daniel Lipšic (Independent, ex-Christian Democratic Movement (KDH),10.6 percent), Most-Híd chairman Béla Bugár (10.2 percent), former justice minister Lucia Žitňanská (SDKÚ, 6.7 percent), Richard Sulík (SaS, 6.4 percent) and Radoslav Procházka (KDH, 5.1 percent).

"We also featured a question to the contrary: which politicians cause most problems and bring the most shame to politics? Again, every respondent was free to state three names," said Haulík. Dzurinda scored highest in this category (31.6 percent), followed by Sulík (21.9 percent) and Fico (19.6 percent). Others were, in descending order: Ján Slota (Slovak National Party (SNS), Ján Figeľ (chairman of the KDH), Matovič, Ivan Mikloš (SDKÚ), Ľudovít Kaník (SDKÚ), Béla Bugár and Lipšic.

Source: TASR

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

Top stories

A huge scale model of Banská Štiavnica.

Weekend: Bratislava is all set for summer

Meet Ukrainian cinematographer Leonid Burlaka through a screen, explore Slovak science, or hop on historical trams.


24. jun
Slovakia's former UN youth delegate Petra Pauerová.

The UN is only as good as we are, says Slovakia's former UN youth delegate

Petra Pauerová, a university student, talks about her experience as a UN youth delegate.


24. jun
Israeli artist Menachem Edelman-Landau who lives in Banská Štiavnica.

Life of Israeli artist changed forever after he painted a Slovak woman

Painter Menachem Edelman-Landau had to alter his travel plans after an unexpected event turned his life upside down.


20. jun
SkryťClose ad