ISLAMABAD : According to Gallup Pakistan’s Public Pulse Survey, PTI Chairman Imran Khan is “positively evaluated” by 61% of Pakistanis, whilst PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari are only “positively rated” by 36%.
The study included around 2,000 respondents from all four provinces, as well as urban and rural locations.
It said that the error margin for such a poll was roughly 3-4 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent.
According to the study, Imran was assessed positively by 61 percent of the people and negatively by 37 percent.
Moreover, 29 percent of Punjab residents, 28 percent of Sindh residents, and 14 percent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa residents rated him favourably, the most among the provinces for any leader.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on the other hand, was viewed poorly by 65 percent of Pakistanis, while 32 percent assessed him positively. Nonetheless, individuals in Punjab rated him more than those in other provinces.
According to the study, almost three out of five people (59%) rated his brother Nawaz negatively, while 36 percent rated him positively. Also, respondents in KP evaluated the PML-N supremo more poorly than respondents in other provinces.
Regarding Foreign Minister Bilawal, 36 percent evaluated the PPP chairman favourably, while 57 percent rated him negatively. Sindh gave him the highest grade of any province.
Nevertheless, 61 percent of respondents assessed PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz unfavourably, while 34 percent rated her positively. “As compared to other provinces, people in Punjab regard her favourably,” the study found.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), was rated negatively by 57 percent of those polled, while just 31 percent rated him positively. He garnered the fewest unfavourable evaluations from KP people.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari was regarded unfavourably by 67 percent of respondents, while 27 percent rated him favourably.
“Since 2022, Zardari’s popularity has grown among the Public Pulse Report populace. “However, residents in Punjab gave him the highest unfavourable evaluations, followed by KP and finally Sindh,” according to the poll.