A recent opinion poll has shown that Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves has been unaffected by the publication of a wikileaks cable in which he expressed his deep personal mistrust of the mayor of Tallinn, Edgar Savisaar.
Out of the 504 respondents of the TNS Emor poll 78 per cent declared they trusted president Ilves which equals his previous rating. If at all, the affair seems to have had a positive effect on Ilves’ public standing. Out of the 15-24 year old respondents, 2 per cent declared their opinion of Ilves was ‘a little worse’ while 9 per cent declared their opinion was now more positive. A similar effect can be seen in the age group of respondents between 65 and 75 years of age – here, 19 per cent stated their opinion of Ilves had changed for the better while 6 per cent said it had worsened.