Politicians’ popularity

Stanislav Gross remains at the top of the chart (he enjoys confidence of 72% of the respondents), followed by ministers Tvrdík (60%) and Buzková (59%). The following ranks are occupied by prime minister Špidla and president Havel (both 54%). Trustworthiness of Senate chairman Petr Pithart and minister Dostál has significantly grown up next to the level of 50 % (both scored 48%).

In comparison with the results from November, resp.

September 2002, there was a significant growth of public confidence in Mirek Topolánek (+15% points), Václav Havel (+14), Petr Pithart (+11), minister of Finance Bohuslav Sobotka (+9), Václav Klaus (+5) and ministers Mareš, Dostál and Rychetský (all +4).

On the contrary, a statistically significant confidence drop concerned solely minister Škromach (-4% points).