As many as 51 per cent of Pakistanis have a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s overall performance after the first five months in power, a new Gallup Pakistan and the Gilani Foundation poll has revealed.
According to the survey report, 38 per cent of Pakistanis rated PM Imran’s performance in the chair as “good”, while 13 per cent thought it has been “very good”. 26 per cent of people thought his performance was “bad”, whereas 20 per cent said it was “very bad”; 3% did not respond.
The surveyors sampled 1,141 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 victory in the 2018 general elections?”
Urban respondents, according to the survey’s results, were found to be significantly more upbeat about the premier’s tenure.
From among urban respondents, 15 per cent were of the view that his performance has been very good up until now, while 44 per cent said that it had been good. 23 per cent termed it “bad”, 16 per cent termed it “very bad”, and 2 per cent did not know or did not wish to respond.
Meanwhile, from among rural respondents, only 12 per cent said that the prime minister’s performance had been very good, 35 per cent said that it had been good, 27 per cent opined that it had been bad, 22 per cent said that it had been very bad, while 4 per cent did not know or did not wish to respond.
The age-wise breakdown found that PM Imran enjoyed a better approval rating among millennials, with 65 per cent of the respondents under the age of 30 holding a favourable opinion of him.