Saturday, August 02, 2008

Polish politicians don’t deserve holidays, poll says

As politicians start their month long summer break, a poll finds that a majority of Poles believe that they are not worthy of any time off at all. The

The survey by the TBS OBOP pollster for the TVP Wiadomosci news programme reveals that 64 percent of Poles believe that politicians don’t deserve summer vacations.

The study also asked if respondents are proud of their politicians. More than a half (52 percent) said that there are no politicians in Poland to be proud of.

Only 2 percent said that they are proud of the majority of politicians and 39 percent admitted that only some parliamentarians make them feel good.

Though national politicians have earned the electorate’s contempt, local politicians have a better image. Twenty eight percent appreciate the work performed by local authorities though only one in five gave the thumbs up to the work of the government (17 percent) or president (16 percent). Just seven percent are satisfied with what parliament does.

As many as 17 percent of respondents, however, said that they don’t appreciate any of these institutions.