What do politicians contribute to the fact that they have always lagged behind in the confidence index? Are they inaccessible or is it true that politicians promise everything and keep nothing?
There are hardly any political speeches that attract more public attention than government declarations on the inauguration of a Federal Chancellor. For this reason they should pay high attention to the quality of these types of texts.
To investigate this question, I analyzed selected government declarations by Austrian Chancellors, from Dr. Bruno Kreisky to Christian Kern, and drew conclusions as to whether the accusation is true that politicians are not telling the truth. The aim of this work was to find out whether politicians are aware of their leading role or whether they carelessly promise goals that they do not meet. Non-compliance with ambitious targets often fails because of lack of assertiveness. They often encounter federal and social partnership barriers during their reign.
Today politics is made with language. It is no longer the right of the strongest that applies, discourse and compromise characterize our political and social coexistence. Politicians should be able to speak perfectly and use words carefully and prudently.
Credibility and a high level of trust should be two of the top priorities of political leaders. But unfortunately it turns out that politicians are at the bottom of the scale when it comes to the question of credibility and trust.