Mid-Term Approval Poll: Satisfaction on a Macro Level, Concern on a Micro Level.
Analysis By Punchwood & Possibly This.
Poll Created & Run By Rachael.
The EBC recently ran an Executive Approval ratings poll to see how voters approve of their government half way through this term. The poll received a total of 14 responses and it must be noted that with any poll in Europeia, this poll was not scientific and results can vary widely based on who responds and how many people respond.
The Executive as a whole has a tremendously strong approval rating. A massive 85.7% of respondents said that they approve of the Executive’s performance as a whole. Just a tiny 7.1% said they disapprove of the Executive while 7.2% of respondents give the Executive a “neutral” rating. This expeditionary high approval rating is likely due to a pickup in activity since the Summer months, and voters, it appears are more than satisfied with the work the Executive has done to raise activity.
In perhaps, a first in EBC polling history 100% of respondents said that they approved of the President’s performance. Approval was split evenly between those who said they “approved” and those who went a little further and said that they “strongly approve.” A commenter stated that President Sopo was a “good statesman,” and clearly voters share this sediment as it is the only way to explain these remarkable results. This will put the President in an excellent position for winning re-election should he choose to run for a second term.
The Vice President does not fair as well as his boss with far more mixed results. Exactly half of respondents said that they approved of Vice President Pierce’s performance and it must be noted that a plurality of 28.6% said that they strongly approve of his performance. More than a quarter, at 28.6% said that they had a “neutral” view of the Vice President’s performance while a around a fifth said that they disapproved of the Vice President’s performance in some capacity. The one commenter said that Pierce “started off strong but has fallen off a bit.” It would seem from this comment and the mixed results, that the Vice President has suffered the same fate as many former Vice Presidents before him; voters have not seen much of the Vice President in public and so assume they are doing a poor job. How accurate this view is, is unknown, as most of the work a Vice President does is behind the scenes. The Vice President will need to show his face in public a little more if he wants to boost this figures by the end of the term.
Chief of Staff Deepest House suffers from abysmal approval ratings. Receiving just a 14.2% approval rating, voters do not seem impressed by the performance of the Chief of Staff. His “neutral” and disapproval ratings are equal at 42.9% a piece, and of that disapproval rating a majority said that they “strongly disapproved.” The two commenters both mentioned that they were unaware of the work the Chief of Staff was conducting and it can be safely assumed that this lack of public awareness about the work the Chief of Staff is doing is to blame for his dismal approval rating. Deepest House has since resigned from his post.
A perhaps unsurprising result is available for Attorney General Drecq, 50% of respondents approve of his performance in some form, and just 14.2% disapprove in some way. 35.7% said they have a “neutral” view of his performance and it can be safely assumed that this is due to the behind the scenes nature of the Attorney General post and people not able to see the work the Attorney General does. The 50% approval rating could be due the Legislative Assessment Drecq produced or a general trust in his experience and expertise.
The first official Minister in our poll receives fantastic approval ratings. Minister of Radio Kuramia receives a massive 71.4% strongly approve figure along with another 14.3% saying that they approve of her performance. Just 7.1% say that they disapprove of her performance while another 7.1% say they have a neutral. One could argue that Kuramia’s numbers are even better than the President’s due to the far greater percentage who gave Kuramia a “strongly approve” rating as opposed to simply “approve.” The Minister had strong approval ratings last term and it would appear that voters have not lost confidence in her ability to lead and are still exceptionally happy with the work she has conducted. A former Vice President, many have openly called on Kuramia to run for President in the past, but she has so far, resisted. Should she change her mind and decide to run for the Presidency, these numbers would make her a formidable opponent against any candidate and would almost certainly make her a frontrunner.
Analysis Provided by Possibly This.
Ooh yay, I get to slate my boss! How lovely. On a serious note though this is a pretty strong result for Punchwood with 63.3% approving of the first half of his term and only 21.4% viewing it negatively which overall suggests a pretty positive view of his ministry. And only 14.3% of people were unsure which really signifies that Punchwood's presence in this new term has largely been felt. Looking at these results I would say I don't think this will be his last time he will assume this position but I wouldn't exactly expect to see a Punchwood Presidency just yet, but you never know. Overall this is a good sign for Punchwood going into the second half of his term.
Minister of Interior GraVandius also receives fairly mixed ratings. 50% of respondents say that they approve of his performance, 14.3% say that they have a “neutral” rating of his performance while a sizeable 35.7% say that they disapprove of his performance in some form. Two commenters said that they believed recruitment efforts had paid off but were concerned about integration efforts. Minister GraVandius has been widely praised for the increase in manuel recruitment numbers and this could explain why a plurality of respondents approve of his performance. However concerns around integration efforts may be the factor keeping GraVandius’s approval rating from rising any further. With these kinds of numbers, GraVandius could see himself re-nominated for the position next term, however they probably aren’t strong enough for a Presidential run.
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