NDI: 42% of Georgians Positively Assess Gov't Performance

Recent poll results released by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia revealed that 42% of respondents believe the performance of the current government is good.

However, 36% disapprove of the work of the government and 13% thinks that the government’s performance is very bad.

63% of the interviewed people think that since the October 2016 parliamentary elections, the level of crime in the country has increased, while 24% says it has stayed the same.

Nevertheless, 26% of respondents still claim they would vote for the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) if parliamentary elections were held tomorrow; 8% said they would vote for the United National Movement and 4% - European Georgia. 30% of respondents said they did not know who they would support, 13 % said they would support none of the parties, while 9% said they would vote for another party. 

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili's performance was positively rated by 26% of the respondents, while Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's performance was positively rated by 25% of the respondents. 

In addition, 51% of the respondents interviewed by the NDI rated the President's performance as average and 52% said the same about the Prime Minister's performance. As for negative assessments, Giorgi Margvelashvili and Giorgi Kvirikashvili were negatively rated by 3-3%.

The performance of the Chairman of the Parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze, was positively rated by 19% of respondents, 43% described it as average and 22% rated it negatively.

53% of those interviewed believe Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze’s performance is positive, while 12% disapprove of his work.

The results reflect data collected from March 20 to April 4 through 2,194 face-to-face interviews with a nationwide representative sample of Georgia’s adult population, excluding occupied territories of Georgia.

By Thea Morrison


30 April 2018 13:31