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Survey: Poles don’t trust Donald Tusk

The Civic Platform’s leader has one of the highest levels of distrust among Polish politicians

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: onet.pl
via: onet.pl

Which politicians do Poles trust the most?

According to the latest survey by the Institute for Social Research and Market IBRiS for onet.pl, the most trusted politician in the country is president Andrzej Duda, who is trusted by 42.7 percent of respondents (a 2.2 percent increase compared to June).

Second is Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with 40.3 percent (an 0.2 percent decrease) and third is Warsaw’s mayor Rafał Trzaskowski with 38.9 percent (a 1.7 percent decrease). Compared to the same survey from June 2021, Trzaskowski has lost his title of Poland’s most trusted politician.


Survey on trust towards public persons in Poland – July 2021, source: onet.pl
Green: trust; yellow: indifferent; red: distrust; grey: I don’t know them

Right behind Trzaskowski is Polish People’s Party leader Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (37 percent), Poland 2050 leader Szymon Hołownia (36.8 percent), and Law and Justice (PiS) chairman Jarosław Kaczyński (34.5 percent).

Following that is a significant drop in trust and next in the ranking is Donald Tusk with 31.3 percent. Other politicians in the ranking are: health minister Adam Niedzielski (28.2 percent), Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek (25 percent), speaker of the senate Tomasz Grodzki (24.4 percent) and speaker of the sejm Elżbieta Witek (24.4 percent).

The respondents were also asked about which politician they distrusted the most. The most distrusted politician was justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro with 62.9 percent (a 5.8 percent decrease), followed by Agreement leader Jarosław Gowin at 58.6 percent, while Donald Tusk came in third with 58.2 percent (increase since June: 7.8 percent).

When one compares the declarations of trust with declarations of distrust, then the only politician with a positive balance is Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (+11.2 percent). Second is Andrzej Duda but still with a negative balance (-5.2 percent), and then Rafał Trzaskowski (-5.3 percent).

The survey was conducted by IBRiS between July 9 and 10 on 1,100 Polish citizens, using the method of standardized questionnaire telephone interviews (CATI).