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
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