PTI which was close to the peak of its popularity graph, has gone down, while PML-N has taken over the top place. This has been disclosed by the International Republican Institute (IRI) Survey, which was conducted by taking the views of 6,000 people from different parts of the society about political groups and the public issues during July-August period. To a query if elections for the national assembly are held next week, then which party would they vote for?
28 % of the people responded that they would vote for ML-N, 24 % for PTI, 14 % for PPP and 3 % for MQM. If this compared with the IRI February survey outcomes, then the PML-N’s popularity has improved by 3.7 %, while the PTI’s popularity has significantly dropped down by 22.6 % and that of PPP by 12.5 %. The responses to this very question if taken province-wise then PML-N is number one in Punjab, as 43 % people have said they’d vote for PML-N, 27 % for PTI and 7 % for PPP. As against last Feb survey, here also PML-N support has increased, as their voters rose to 43 % from 41 %, while PTI’s dropped to 27 % from 33 % and those of PPP dropped to 7 % from 9 %.
79 % people vowed to cast their votes in the next elections, 12 % people don’t want to vote, while 6 % aren’t yet fully prepared.