Imran Khan remains most popular leader: Gallup Survey


Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, remains Pakistan’s most popular leader, with an approval rating of over 60%.

Saad Rizvi, the chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), secured a distant second place with a 38 percent approval rating, sharing this rating with PTI President Parvez Elahi.

Other notable approval ratings included 37% for PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi, 36% for PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, 35% for PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, 30% for PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz, and 28% for PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

In terms of political party preferences, PTI led with a 59% likability rating, followed by PPP at 42%, TLP at 41%, PML-N at 38%, and JI at 31%.

Other political parties with significant approval ratings included Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) with 22%, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) with 22%, Awami National Party (ANP) with 21%, and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) with 20%.

In terms of voting preferences, twice as many respondents said they would vote for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) if elections were held next week.

The PTI government received the highest rating for its economic performance, but the survey also highlighted public dissatisfaction, with 77% of respondents reporting dissatisfaction with the country’s current direction and 47% describing the economic situation as “very bad”.

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