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Poll: Buhari attains record approval rating

10 November 2015, 17:06

Abuja - Majority of Nigerians have approved of President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the month of October.

This is according to latest governance poll results suggesting 80 percent approved of head of state’s performance in office, which represented a 2-point increase from the previous month.

According to NOIPolls, the polling agency, this represents a ten-point increase from June when Buhari first job performance was appraised.

“This rating is the second highest approval rating since NOIPolls started its governance poll in 2007 where late President Yar’Adua attained an approval rating of 82 percent,” the organisation said.

The overall increase in his job performance in October is mostly seen across three geo-political zones; the North-West (92 percent), South-East
(71 percent) and South-West (84 percent) with the South-East zone (14-points) for the first time recording the largest increase in the number of respondents who approved the president’s job performance.

Further findings indicate that the increase in the President’s job performance is mostly centred on the perceived ‘improved electricity supply’ (21 percent) and ‘improved security’ (17 percent) across the country amongst other reasons.

Conversely, most respondents who disapproved his job performance claimed that ‘there hasn’t been any realistic change in governance’ (61 percent) among others reasons.

Furthermore, the President achieved an average (3) rating in terms of his performance in National Security, Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Conflict Resolution, and Agriculture and Food Security, while he performed poorly in Job creation.

Also read: 'Buhari has every reason to celebrate 100 days in office'

NOIPOlls reported the larger proportion (62 percent) of Nigerians surveyed reported that electricity supply to their household has improved over the past one month and this represents a 7-points decrease when compared to September 2015.

In addition, 17 percent of Nigerians experienced no difference at all in electricity supply, while 21 percent claimed that electricity supply to their households has worsened within the past one month. These are some of the key findings from the Governance Snap Poll conducted in the week of October 26th 2015.

The opinion poll was conducted in the week of October 26th 2015. It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample Some 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country, were interviewed.

“With a sample of this size, we can say with 95% confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range of plus or minus 3 percent,” NOIPolls Limited.

- CAJ News


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