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.