22/10/2020 Thursday

Duda, Morawiecki, Holownia lead national trust ranking - poll

President Andrzej Duda is Poland's most trusted politician with 59 percent of respondents to a CBOS poll expressing trust in him, with PM Mateusz Morawiecki in second place (51 pct) and Szymon Holownia, leader of the Polska 2050 movement, third (48 pct).

The ranking of distrust was headed by ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski followed by Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.

Duda's result of 59 percent trust in the October survey was 3 percentage points (pps) up on the previous month's research. Distrust in the head of state was expressed by 31 percent of pollees (5 pps down).

Second place in the trust ranking was taken by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with 51 percent public trust and 35 percent distrust. His scores had not changed significantly from September.

Former presidential candidate and Polska 2050 leader Szymon Holownia's results were weaker than a month earlier. In September he took second place in the ranking, slightly ahead of the PM, though the situation was reversed in October. Holownia's 48-percent result was 4pps down on September's score while his distrust rating was 4 pps up on a month earlier at 23 percent.

In fourth place, as a month earlier, was Polish People's Party (PSL) leader Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, who was trusted by 39 percent of respondents and distrusted by 24 percent.

CBOS conducted the survey on September 28 to October 8 on a sample of 1,133 people.

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