Government’s Approval Rating Declined Significantly while NLD is Expected to Secure Majority Votes


YANGON, 8 Nov 2015 – A survey carried out between 14th and 31st October 2015, found that less than half (43 percent) of the respondents said that the union government is doing a good job. The approval rating dropped significantly from a survey done in February 2014 that recorded the approval rating at 89 percent; representing a huge decline of 46 percentage points. The low approval rating can be observed across all demographic variables.

The survey also found that overwhelming majority respondents were not happy with the performance of the government in several key areas. The government recorded moderate positive rating in the areas of fighting corruption and protecting religious freedom. While low positive rating in the areas of infrastructure development, gender equality, ethnic based equality, improving education, bringing peace process and democratic reforms. The government is perceived to perform badly (negative rating) in controlling inflation, environmental protection, fighting crime, providing housing, providing employment and delivering quality healthcare.

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