“The top of confidence in political personalities is led by President Klaus Iohannis, followed by Gabriela Fire and Victor Ponta”
According to the latest INSCOP survey, commissioned by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and conducted between January 21 and February 5, 2019, the top of trust in political personalities is led by President Klaus Iohannis, followed by Gabriela Firea and Victor Ponta.
“The level of confidence in a political personality” is a more rigorous indicator compared to other general indicators such as “favorable / unfavorable opinion”, reflecting a deeper level of assessment, as respondents are asked to relate directly to the listed political personalities and their activity.
President Klaus Iohannis ranks first, with a 39.5% share of high and very high confidence, up almost 5 percent compared to November 2018.
Gabriela Firea is ranked second with 23.9%, down compared to November 2018 (when she was rated with 26.2% high and very high confidence), followed by Victor Ponta with 23.7%. The confidence in the Pro Romania leader increased by 2.5 percent.
Next is Dacian Cioloș with 22.5% very high and high confidence, gaining 2.3 pct. compared to November 2018, probably due to the increased media exposure generated by the establishment of PLUS and concluding the alliance with USR. Senate Chairman Calin Popescu Tariceanu has 22.4% very high and high confidence in January, a slight increase from 21.9% in November 2018.
PNL president Ludovic Orban is rated with 16.1% very high and high confidence, up from 14.5% in November 2018. Next is PSD leader Liviu Dragnea with 12.6% (vs. 11.6% in November), USR chairman Dan Barna with 10.7% (up 3.7 pct. from November 2018) and Traian Băsescu with 10% (compared to 8.3% in November 2018).
Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă drops to 9.5% very high and high confidence (compared with 10.8% in November 2018). She is followed by Ion Iliescu with 8.8% (vs. 10% in November 2018), Kelemen Hunor (7.6% vs. 4.6%) and Eugen Tomac (6.4% versus 5.4%).
The most significant increases in confidence level compared to the data from the end of 2018 are recorded by President Klaus Iohannis, USR chairman Dan Barna and Pro Romania leader Victor Ponta. The most notable decreases in confidence compared to last year’s data are recorded by Gabriela Firea, Viorica Dăncilă and Ion Iliescu.
The INSCOP Research survey was commissioned by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and it was conducted between January 21 and February 5, 2019. The questionnaire was applied by the interviewers at the respondents’ home. The volume of the multi-layered, probabilistic sample was 1080 persons, representative for the non-institutionalized population of Romania, aged 18 and over. The maximum permissible error of the data is 3%, at a confidence level of 95%.