Nawaz Sharif more popular than PM imran Khan revealed Gallup survey

Gallup survey says that popularity of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has risen while popularity of Prime Minister Imran Khan dipped in last three years

According to the latest Gallup survey, PMLN Supreme leader Nawaz Sharif is leading in popularity ratings across Punjab,58% KP, 46%, and Sindh, 51%. Whereas there was a perceptible drop in the popularity of incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan who ranked second in popularity in KP with 46% and third with 33% popularity in Sindh and Punjab.

These were the findings of a Gallup Pakistan opinion survey conducted from Dec 22 to Jan 31, soliciting views of 5000 people from across the country about the popularity of PMLN supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, PM Imran Khan, PMLN President Shehbaz Sharif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. 

In the current survey, Nawaz Sharif managed 46% in KP, followed by 44% for PM Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif 43%, Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Zardari got 24 % in the KP There is a significant reduction in the level of satisfaction with PM in KP which has dropped from 67% in Feb 2020 to 44% in the current survey, while that of Bilawal Bhutto dropped from 26% to 24%. 

However, in the case of Nawaz Sharif, his approval ratings increased from 33% to 46% and that of Shehbaz Sharif rose from 31% to 43% in the KP. In the case of Punjab, 58% respondents approved Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, while 33% approved Prime Minister Imran Khan, 24% Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and 21% Asif Ali Zardari. 

According to Gallup Pakistan, this was the first time that the popularity of the former PMLN prime minister rose after Dec 2018 and Nawaz Sharif managed similar ratings as that of Shehbaz Sharif. But the popularity of PM Imran Khan that rose to 51% in 2018 has now dropped to 33%. While that of PPP Chairman increased to 24% from 18% then.

About the response in Sindh, the pollster recorded 51% popularity for the PMLN Supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, 41% for Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto secured 37%, Imran Khan 33%, and Asif Ali Zardari managed 31%.

 In comparison to the 2018 Gallup Survey, the popularity of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif rose from a mere 12% to 51% and 41%, whereas that of PM Khan dropped from 33% in 2018 to 10% in Feb 2020, which has again risen to 33% in the current survey. But in the case of Bilawal Bhutto, the popularity ratings dropped in the home province from 54% to 39% and has now further dropped to 37%.

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