Lagos - About a quarter of the local adult population approves President Goodluck Jonathan’s job performance in the past one month.
This is according to findings of latest governance poll results released by NOIPolls for the month of September 2014, which establish monthly trend analysis reveal the current result represents the highest rating in the 21-month period that the think-tank commenced its monthly governance polls.
According to NOIPolls, monthly job approval ratings are typically affected/influenced by key events that may have occurred during the month of review; key events in September include successes recorded by the Nigerian military over Boko Haram insurgents and the effective response of the government with respect to the Ebola Virus Disease.
A total of 74 percent of adult Nigerians approved of Jonathan’s performance while on the other hand, 14 percent of the respondents disapproved as 12 percent were neutral as they neither approved nor disapproved.
An assessment of the President’s performance on key elements of his transformation agenda revealed that he achieved a very good rating (4) in Agriculture & Food Security for the first time since January 2014.
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More findings reveal that 52 percent of adult Nigerians surveyed reported that power supply to their households had improved within the last one month.
Conversely, 35 percent of the respondents were of the view that power supply to their households had remained bad and/or it had gone worse while 13 percent claimed their power supply had neither improved nor worsened over the past one month.
Analyzing the President’s performance rating by geo-political zones revealed that the South-East zone had the largest portion of respondents who approved of the President’s job performance with 89 percent. This is followed by the North-East zone with 79 percent and the South-West zone has 77 percent. In addition, there are variances by gender; more female (77 percent) than male respondents (69 percent) approved of the President’s job performance in September 2014.
The opinion poll was conducted in the week of September 27.
It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample.
A total of 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 percent confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range of ± 3 percent,” NOIPolls stated.
– CAJ News