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 Borg 'most popular' minister in Sweden: poll

Borg 'most popular' minister in Sweden: poll

Published: 03 Jan 2012 09:44 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Jan 2012 09:44 GMT+01:00

Sweden's Minister of Finance, Anders Borg, scored the highest, leaving Fredrik Reinfeldt behind, when Swedes had their say on which ministers they like the best.

On a scale of one to five in the survey, carried out by research company Sifo for daily Aftonbladet, Borg received a record high four, beating his own record from last year, which he shared with Fredrik Reinfeldt, by 0.2 percentage points.

Borg's rise to popularity started in conjunction with the financial crisis in 2008, according to the paper.

During his first years in office he had to be content with modest results, but many Swedes started to re-evaluate him, approving of how he and the government handled the crisis.

Borg's popularity scores have been increasing steadily since.

Coming in third was another representative for the Moderaterna party, namely Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, scoring 3.4 out of 5.

Prime minister Reinfeldt remained on last year's score of 3.8, making him second to Borg in popularity if not in real life.

Out of Sweden's 24 government ministers, only ten scored 3 or above.

What Swedes based their opinions on is not known, but the scores are likely based on the individual's achievements and public appearances, among other things.

The survey was conducted between December 12 and December 15, and is based on answers from 1,000 Swedes nationwide.

TT/Joel Linde (news@thelocal.se)

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17:10 January 3, 2012 by Rebel
i would like to see Borg replace the little bald dude.
22:40 January 3, 2012 by StuartM
I hate the lot of them and the sooner Sweden gets rid of this crazy right-wing government the better. It's surely more a matter of the best out of a very bad bunch than there being anything good about Borg in particular.
12:49 January 4, 2012 by Great Scott
Once again The Local is publishing something that is nothing short of a joke. It is a survey between current ministers, seeing that the government is rotten and corrupt to the core, it's hardly surprising that Borg gets the vote. It could also be seen as whom the public trust the least, and seeing that only 10 managed to scrape through with 3 shows the public have no confidence in the government.
17:43 January 5, 2012 by Bertilknut
1. Anders Borg is Toppen! = COOL!

2. The Moderaterna is neither crazy nor right wing! The Swedes have said NO to the socialists. What part of NO is hard to understand?

3. Borg is smart, fun and not-so-stuck-up as we usually see in ministers. He also has happen to be right about finances lately. What else do you want?

4. He also came to my painting exhibition in Stockholm!
07:43 January 15, 2012 by cryogenics
well, of all the finance ministers with ponytails and an earrings in the world, Anders Borg is the best
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