LAGOS: THE number of adult Nigerians that approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance marginally declined over the past month.
This is according to a regional polling agency, which established that 55 percent adult Nigerians surveyed approved of the President’s job performance, representing a 5-points decline from November 2014.
NOIPolls said 27 percent of adult Nigerians disapproved of the President’s job performance, while 18 percent remained neutral as they neither approved nor disapproved.
Yearly trend analysis on the average approval rating for the President for 2014 stood at 58 percent. According to NOPIPolls, this figure indicates a 9-points increase when compared to the average in 2013, which stood at 49 percent.
Meanwhile, the South East zone (83 percent) had the largest proportion of Nigerians who approve of the President’s job performance in the month of December 2014.
A total of 46 percent of adult Nigerians in the North West zone disapproved of the President’s job performance, in the past month. This represented the largest disapproval when compared to other geopolitical zones in the country.
The North Central zone (22 percent) recorded the largest proportion of adult Nigerians who neither approved nor disapproved of the President’s job performance in the month of December.
The opinion poll was conducted in the week of December 15. It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample. A total of 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country were interviewed.
“With a sample of this size, we can say with 95 percent confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise within a range of plus or minus 3 percent,” stated NOIPolls.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY