ABUJA – The latest governance polls conducted by NOIPolls Limited, has revealed that 60 percent of adult Nigerians approved the job performance of President Goodluck Jonathan in the month of November.
The last month rating of the President was consistent with the 60 percent job approval rating the administration recorded in October 2014.
The polls released in Abuja yesterday showed that, on the contrary 27 percent disapproved of the President’s performance while 13 percent neither approved nor disapproved of his performance as they remained neutral.
According to it, “Additionally, an evaluation of the President’s performance on key elements of his transformation agenda revealed a very good rating (4) in Health for the first time since January 2014.”
“Also, the President performed averagely (3) in terms of his performance in Job Creation, Economy, Education, Agriculture & Food Security, Transportation and Foreign Policy & Diplomacy except for Security (1) and Power (1) in which he performed poorly,” it said.
The polls revealed that, “More finding indicated that 17 percent of adult Nigerians interviewed reported that power supply to their households ‘has improved very much’ while 30 percent acknowledged that ‘it has improved a little’ within the last one month.
“On the other hand, a further 19 percent of the respondents stated that power supply has “remained bad’ while 16% claimed “it’s very bad and has gone worse”. Furthermore, 18 percent indicated “there’s no difference at all” with regards to their power supply since it has neither improved nor worsened over the past one month. These are some of the key findings from the Governance Snap Poll conducted in the week of November 24th 2014.
“These results represent the eleventh in the 2014 monthly series of governance polls conducted by NOIPolls to gauge the opinions and perceptions of Nigerians regarding the approval rating of the President, the performance of the President on key elements of his transformation agenda, and the state of power supply in the country.
“The result revealed that 60 percent (24 percent percent+36 percent) of adult Nigerians surveyed approved of the President’s job performance in the past 1 month. On the other hand, 27 percent (18 percent+9 percent) disapproved of the President’s job performance whereas, 13 percent neither approved nor disapproved of his performance.
“Assessing the President’s performance by geo-political zones indicated that the South-East zone accounted for the largest fraction 81 percent of respondents who approve of the President’s job performance, followed by the South-South zone with 75 percent while the North-Central zone had 66 percent approving of his performance.
“ Furthermore, responses when analysed by gender revealed that more female 66 percent than male respondents 56 percent approved of the president’s job rating, while analysis by age group revealed that respondents aged between 18 – 21 years accounted for the highest proportion of respondents who approved the President’s job performance in November 2014.”