Poll: Nigerians Rating of Buhari Nose-dives to 39%

Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria - 789marketing
Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria – 789marketing

The latest poll conducted by NOIPolls, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval rating for the month of June has nose-dived to 39 percent from the 48 percent he got in May.

The rating which was made available to the media, in Abuja, represents the lowest approval rating started 13 months ago. His rating was highest in October, peaking at 80 percent.

The investigators said: “This latest score represents a 9-point decline when compared to the rating in May which stood at 48 percent.”

In February, the president’s rating, according to the survey, stood at 57 percent. An economic analyst told THISDAY that there is no doubt that the economy is presently facing a lot of crises.

The survey also revealed a decline in the approval of the president across 5 geopolitical zones, when compared to the month of May.

“The North-east, zone with 59 percent. On the other hand the South-east and South-south zones had the least approval rating of 8 percent and 24 percent respectively,” it said.

The president’s rating on sectoral bases showed that Nigerians were dissatisfied in the areas of conflict resolution, agriculture and food security with scores of 28 and 21 percent respectively.