President Traian Basescu, former Liberal leader Theodor Stolojan, football manager Gigi Becali and another former Liberal main figure Mona Musca leat the popular confidence top, according to the Social Research Group (BCS). The study also reveals that former Liberals Theodor Stolojan and Mona Musca are more popular than PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu, the Liberal Party president.
38% of the respondents in the interview taken while Stolojan and Stoica (another expelled Liberal) were launching their own platform, said their confidence is in Stolojan. 34% believe that Mona Musca is the most trustworthy, although she recently passed through a huge scandal on her collaboration with the former political police, Securitate.
The first place in popularity and trust is still held by president Traian Basescu (54%), while former PM and presidency candidate Adrian Nastase is near the end of the rankings, with 16%. The only less trusted politician is the Conservative Party Dan Voiculescu, with 12%.