University of Economics in Bratislava
Nurturing 'pub talk'
The popularity of Robert Fico, the former prime minister and chair of the social democratic Smer party who is currently an opposition MP, has received a boost lately. While only 19 per cent of voters trusted him in November 2020, that figure had risen to 29 per cent by September, according to a poll by Focus.
Nicknamed the "forbidden survey", it was crowdfunded by civic initiative 50dni.sk. (Meaning "50days", the name is a cheeky reference to a government proposal late last year to introduce a 50-day moratorium on polls, which was scuppered by the constitutional court.)
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