Focus poll: Kiska the most trustworthy top official

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska is the most trusted top constitutional official in Slovakia, according to a survey carried out by the Focus agency on a sample of 1,000 respondents between January 31 and February 7.

President Andrej Kiska at the ITAPA congress President Andrej Kiska at the ITAPA congress (Source: SITA)

The agency focused on trust in the top three constitutional officials in Slovakia – the president, the speaker of parliament and prime minister, Martin Slosiarik of Focus informed the TASR newswire on February 17.

President Kiska enjoys the trust of 62.7 percent of the respondents, with 16 percent of them trusting him absolutely and 46 percent inclined to trust him. On the other hand, 31.5 percent of respondents expressed distrust in him, of which 12.4 percent do not trust him at all and 19.1 percent tend to distrust him.

A total of 35.2 percent of the respondents trust Prime Minister Robert Fico, of which 14.4 percent trust him absolutely and 20.8 percent are inclined to trust him. A total of 59.7 percent of the people surveyed do not trust him, with 35.4 percent not trusting him at all and 24.3 percent rather distrustful of him.

Speaker of Parliament Peter Pellegrini is trusted by 30.4 percent of the respondents, with 6.7 percent trusting him completely and 23.7 percent trusting him to a certain extent. Meanwhile, 55.5 percent of those surveyed expressed distrust in him, of which 26.4 percent do not trust him in the least and 29.1 percent distrust him somewhat.      

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