Poll: NKÚ head Mitrík is a representative of Smer, not opposition

THE RECENTLY appointed head of the Supreme Audit Office(NKÚ), Karol Mitrík, is a representative of the ruling Smer party. This is the answer of 48.9 percent of respondents in a poll of the Polis Slovakia agency.

Karol Mitrík (R) takes over as NKÚ head from the hands of Parliamentary Speaker Peter PellegriniKarol Mitrík (R) takes over as NKÚ head from the hands of Parliamentary Speaker Peter Pellegrini (Source: SITA)

People answered the question: “Do you think that the newly elected chair of the Supreme Audit Office Karol Mitrík is a representative of opposition in his post, or rather the ruling Smer?” According to 48.9 percent of respondents, he is a representative of Smer; out of that figure, 24.5 percent opine that Mitrík is “rather a representative of Smer than of opposition” and 24.4 percent are convinced that “he is definitely a representative of Smer”. 

The phone poll carried out between May 21 and 23 on 902 respondents was conducted with Polis Slovakia by the SITA newswire.

Mitrík has been deemed as a representative of opposition by 25.8 percent of respondents; of which 12.8 percent said that Mitrík is “definitely a representative of opposition” and 13 percent opined that he is “rather a representative of opposition than Smer”. In total 6.8 percent of those polled say that Mitrík is nobody’s representative, and 18.5 percent could not answer this question.

Asked: “Whose candidate should be elected for the NKÚ head post – an opposition one, or a ruling party’s one?”, 40.1 percent said that the NKÚ head should be an opposition candidate. According to 8.8 percent of those polled, he should be the candidate of a ruling party or coalition, and 23.3 percent claimed he should be independent of political parties. A total of 27.8 percent could not answer, SITA wrote.

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