According to a new opinion poll published by Fréttabladid today, former Mayor of Reykjavík Vilhjálmur Th. Vilhjálmsson is least trusted among politicians in Iceland. Most people trust Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde.
When asked which politician is trusted most, 40.7 percent of participants named Haarde (of the Independence Party), 16.3 percent Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir (of the Social Democrats) and 9.1 percent Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, leader of the Left-Greens. They were the top three.
When asked which politicians participants trusted the least, 29.1 percent mentioned Vilhjálmsson (of the Independence Party), 18.5 percent Minister of Industry Össur Skarphédinsson (of the Social Democrats) and 9.0 percent Minister of Finance Árni M. Mathiesen (of the Independence Party). They were the bottom three.
Fréttabladid called 800 eligible voters randomly on Saturday and asked which politician they trusted most (62.0 percent answered the question) and who they trusted the least (55.4 percent answered that question).