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Decrease in satisfaction with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s performance in 2015 compared to performance in 1991.

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According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (24 years ago), 20% Pakistanis had said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s performance during the preceding four months had been very good, 33% had said that it was good, 26% said that it was satisfactory, and 7% said that it was bad while 6% had said that it was very bad. 8% did not respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2015 to enable a solid comparison and to observe the trend in public opinion. In 2015, 20% said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s performance was very good in the past four months, 26% said that it was good and 24% said that it was satisfactory. On the other hand, 11% said that it was bad and 14% said that it was very bad. 5% did not respond.

Public opinion regarding Nawaz Sharif’s performance as the prime minister in 1991 and 2015 changed with a decrease in the overall number of respondents who were satisfied with his performance. In total, 79% of the respondents were satisfied with his performance in 1991 and this dropped down to 70% in 2015. Although there was no change in the number of respondents who said that Nawaz Sharif’s performance was very good, there was a 7% decrease in respondents who said that it was good and 2% decrease in those who said that it was satisfactory. Moreover, there was a 4% increase in respondents who said that the Prime Minister’s performance was bad and 8% increase in those who said that it was very bad.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

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