Poll: public opinion ranks Rinkēvičs highest among ministers

According to a public poll conducted by 'Latvijas Fakti' in May, Foreign Minister and next President of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs (New Unity) has got the most positive assessment from the public.

Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs has a rating of 32.0 with 56% of the respondents assessing his work positively and 24% negatively.

The lowest scores were for the Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš at -21.5 rating (36% rate his work positively, 57% negatively) and Education and Science Minister Anda Čakša at -24.0 (26% rated her work positively, 50% negatively). 

Health Minister Līga Meņģelsone, Interior Minister Māris Kučinskis, and Defense Minister Ināra Mūrniece all come after Edgars Rinkēvičs, the rating down drastically but at approximately the same level (38% rated Mūrniece's work positively, 30% negatively; 38% positive rating and 30% negative for Kučinskis; 37% positive and 28% negative for Meņģelsone).

Asked which public or state organizations they trust, the highest proportion (96%) said they trusted the State Fire and Rescue Service. 77% trust the National Armed Forces and 72% trust the State Police.

Only 48% said they trust the government, 49% do not trust it. 43% trust the Saeima and 53% do not.

1,003 respondents participated in the survey.

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