Poll: Bugar Viewed as Most Amiable and Trustworthy Politician

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Most-Hid chair Bela Bugar (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, May 17 (TASR) – The most likeable leader of a political party in Slovakia is Bela Bugar (Most-Hid), who is viewed as being one of the two most trustworthy politicians at the same time, according to a poll conducted by AKO agency between May 4-10 on a sample of 1,000 respondents.

In the telephone survey, the respondents were given the names of politicians. In the first question they were asked whether the given politician is likeable or not, and in the second whether he or she is trustworthy or not.

Bugar emerged as the most likeable as well as the joint most trustworthy politician, as 62 percent of the respondents liked him and 58 percent trusted him. He was followed by Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) who was liked by 59 percent of respondents and trusted by 58 percent.

Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) ended up third, liked by 51 percent of the respondents and trusted by 48 percent.

In terms being likeable, Bugar, Danko and Fico were followed by Richard Sulik (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS) on 43 percent, Boris Kollar (We Are Family-Boris Kollar) on 41 percent, Igor Matovic (OLaNO-NOVA) on 30 percent, Radoslav Prochazka (Siet/Network) on 25 percent and Marian Kotleba (People’s Party Our Slovakia/LSNS) on 23 percent.

As far as the trustworthiness of politicians was concerned, the first three politicians were followed by Sulik (43 percent), Kollar (31 percent), Matovic (26 percent), Prochazka (25 percent) and Kotleba (20 percent).