Fairfax polled people to see who they trust…and it isn’t a fat german crook. He is trusted even less than he is liked.
Politicians may rate lower than used car salesmen in most polls, but it seems they are not all created equal.
A Fairfax Media-Ipsos poll reveals that Prime Minister John Key is by far our most liked and trusted politician, with 59.3 per cent of people liking him, and 58.7 per cent also trusting him.
Key is also well ahead of his opponents as preferred prime minister on 51.2 per cent.
Labour leader David Cunliffe appears to be more polarising, with those who like and trust him, and those who don’t, falling into roughly equal camps. His rating as preferred prime minister is just 18.2 per cent.