Sixty-seven per cent (67%) of Ghanaian citizens have opined that the country is heading in the wrong direction, a new survey conducted by Global Info Analytics, a polling company in Ghana, has revealed.
According to the survey, 50% of New Patriotic Party (NPP) affiliates approve of the performance of the president, whereas 45% disapprove of his performance.
For the NDC, only 12% approve of the president’s performance with 84% disapproving of him.
15% of Floating voters approve of the president’s performance, whilst 73% disapprove of his performance.
Also the survey indicated that 84% of National Democratic Congress (NDC) voters and 69% of floating voters were emphatic that country was heading the direction.
Meanwhile, NPP voters are split in the middle between 47% to 47% for right and wrong direction.
The poll also shows the president’s job approval rating declining from 34% in January 2022 to 27% in April.
67% of voters disapprove of the job performance of the president, resulting in a net approval rating of 40% negative.
Economy, jobs, and education are the three issues voters say, they will consider before voting for a candidate in 2021.
They accounted for 20.88 percent, 19.28 percent, and 17.24 percent of the economic issues tabled.
Also, 46.62 percent of the respondents want former President John Dramani Mahama to return as President.
To them, he is the most trusted to also improve job creation, education, and infrastructure.
34 constituencies that were previously selected under a convenient sample were repeated for purposes of establishing a polling trend.
An additional 34 constituencies were selected using random sampling.
The previous constituencies polled in January were excluded prior to running the random simulation model to select the constituencies.
Thus, giving the remaining 241 constituencies an equal chance of selection.
The 2020 Electoral Commission’s voters’ register was used to allocate samples.
Allocation of interviews was based on the total registered voters in the constituencies relative to the 68 constituencies selected.
For each constituency selected, the location for the interview was also selected randomly from three Electoral areas of the constituency.
Voters older than 16 years were interviewed as part of the poll.