STEM poll: Andrej Babiš most trusted politician in the country

Finance minister and leader of the ANO party Andrej Babiš continues to top the ladder as the most popular politician in the Czech Republic, according to the results of a poll conducted by the STEM agency. Mr. Babiš enjoys the trust of 64 percent of those polled, down by 8 percent from a previous survey, he is followed by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka whose current trust rating is 54 percent and Defense Minister Martin Stropnický who got 52 percent. Despite often coming under fire over a possible conflict of interests, the Czech finance minister, who owns a multi-billion crown business enterprise, has consistently topped the popularity ladder since January of last year.