Poll: 64% think the government is having no success in battling corruption

A poll carried out by the Median agency for the daily Lidové Noviny suggests that 64% of Czechs do not believe that the coalition government is having any success in battling corruption. Praguers were most critical, with 79% saying the current direction was unsatisfactory compared to 55% elsewhere in Bohemia and 63% in Moravia. Voters of the Public Affairs party were most appreciative of the government’s efforts thus far, with 67% giving a positive assessment compared to about five percent of Social Democrat and Communist voters. Prime Minister Petr Nečas said of the poll that it would be almost suspicious if the government had been able to have made gains in fighting corruption after only three months.