President, Warsaw mayor, Poland 2050 leader enjoy most public trust


Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski and Szymon Holownia, leader of the Poland 2050 party, top the ranking in a new poll on public trust.

According to the CBOS survey, Duda headed the ranking with 48 percent of respondents voicing trust in him, 40 percent distrust and 9 percent indifference. CBOS said that compared to research in July, Duda had slipped by 8 percentage points (pps) while the percentage of pollees who did not trust the president rose by 9 pps.

Szymon Holownia enjoyed the trust of 40 percent of those polled, though the Poland 250 leader was distrusted by 32 percent with 17 percent indifferent. Meanwhile, the mayor of Warsaw was trusted and distrusted equally (by 40 percent of the public) while 13 percent had no strong opinion.

The survey also revealed that Poland's least trusted political figures are Justice Minister and Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro (56 percent distrust), ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski (55 percent),and the leader of the main opposition party, Civic Platform, Donald Tusk (53 percent).

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, fared much worse than a month earlier, CBOS reported, with 36 percent expressing trust in him and 52 percent distrust (8 percent were undecided). Morawiecki's distrust rating was 6 pps up on early July, his worst trust rating since taking office.

CBOS conducted the poll using a mixed-mode methodology between August 14 and 25 on a representative national sample of 1,043 adult Poles.