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Veteran rock star now Poland's most trusted politician

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Veteran rock star now Poland's most trusted politician

A new poll has found that rock star turned presidential candidate Paweł Kukiz is now the most trusted politician in Poland.

The poll by the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CBOS) indicates Kukiz has the trust of 58 percent of the electorate.

Outgoing head of state Bronisław Komorowski, who lost the 24 May presidential election to conservative opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, is now level-pegging with the latter at 54 percent.

In fourth place is Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz with 42 percent.

Komorowski had led the trust barometer for months, and in March this year had scored as high as 75 percent.

In the first round of the presidential election on 10 May, Andrzej Duda won a 34.76 percent share of the vote, ahead of Komorowski, who took 33.77 percent.

Paweł Kukiz managed an unexpected 20 percent, and shortly after the results, he declared that he intends to field candidates in this autumn's general election and that he is starting a civic movement.

Meanwhile, according to the survey the least trusted politicians are two other less successful
presidential candidates, liberal Janusz Palikot and self-proclaimed libertarian Janusz Korwin-Mikke. The survey found that 56 percent of respondents distrusted both figures.

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