A majority of the country’s population holds a favorable opinion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s overall performance during the first five months in power, a survey has revealed.
According to Gallup Pakistan’s survey report, 38 percent of Pakistanis rated PM Khan’s performance in the chair as ‘good,’ while 13 percent of the population thought it has been ‘very good.’
In total, 51 percent of surveyed people approved of the premier’s overall performance.
The surveyors sampled 1141 people from both urban and rural population. The people were asked, “What is your opinion on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s overall performance up until now, i.e., since his winning the 2018 elections?”
26 percent of people thought his performance was “bad,” whereas 20 percent had a “very bad” view about PM Khan’s tenure in the office; 3 percent did not respond.
Urban Vs. Rural
Imran Khan’s popularity was significant among the urban respondents, the survey report suggested, where 44 percent of people rated his performance as ‘good’ while 15 percent considered it ‘very good.’
23 percent of urban respondents termed it ‘bad’, and 16 percent termed it ‘very bad’. The other 2 percent opted out of the poll.
Similarly, 35 percent of rural respondent liked his efforts towards the betterment of the country and termed his performance ‘good, while only 12 percent thought it was ‘very good.’
As for the negative opinion, 27 percent of people in rural areas voted ‘bad,’ whereas 22 percent voted it to be ‘very bad.’ The remaining 4 percent did not respond.
The Prime Minister remained hugely popular among the country’s youth as 65 percent of approval rate came from the respondents under the age of 30.
However, a majority of respondents in the 50-plus age bracket disapproved of his governing abilities and termed it either ‘bad’ or ‘very bad.’