According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS), 11 percent of Poles pointed to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as being most worthy of the title of “politician of the year”. In second was President Andrzej Duda with 8 percent of the votes and tied for third were Poland 2050 party leader Szymon Hołownia and Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski with 6 percent. Behind them was Law and Justice leader (PiS) Jarosław Kaczyński (3 percent) and opposition Speaker of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki (2 percent). The following politicians received 1 percent of the vote each: Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, Confederation leader Krzysztof Bosak, former Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski, former Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, and another Confederation leader, Grzegorz Braun. AP images 11 percent of Poles pointed to PM Mateusz Morawiecki as being most worthy of the title of politician of the year and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban was among most recognized by Poles foreign leaders.
Four percent of the surveyed voted for “other” politicians. 24 percent believed that no politician deserved the title and 30 percent claimed that they didn’t care and that it was difficult to decide. Among the 29 percent of people who answered the question of choosing a foreign politician of the year, Donald Trump won for the fourth time in a row with 10 percent. Second was German Chancellor Angela Merkel (6 percent), followed by US President-Elect Joe Biden (3 percent) and fourth was Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (2 percent). Those who received 1 percent of the vote each include former Prime Minister Donald Tusk, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, former US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Two percent of the surveyed chose other politicians while 18 percent stated that they did not have a preference and 53 percent said that they were not interested and that it was difficult to say. The survey was conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 10 among 1,010 persons. The survey was conducted with 42.2 percent interviewed with the CAPI method (direct interview), 44 percent through CATI (telephone interview) and 13.9 percent with CAWI (individual completion of an online survey).