Zardari’s ratings plummet to all-time-low of 20 percent in poll

July 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif Islamabad, July 30(ANI): A new poll has revealed that only one in five Pakistanis view President Asif Ali Zardari favourably, while the country’s Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani is high on the country’s popularity charts.

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project poll, only 20 percent saw Zardari positively, down from 64 percent in a poll two years ago.

In contrast to Zardari’s ratings, Kayani had a 61 per cent favorability score.

Meanwhile, Zardari’s prime rival and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a 71 percent favorability rating.

The survey also suggests that Pakistanis have next to no confidence in US President Barack Obama, as his favorability rating was just eight per cent.

The US-led war in neighboring Afghanistan was also widely opposed by Pakistanis with nearly two-thirds - 65 per cent - wanting U.S. and NATO troops to leave as soon as possible, The Dawn reports.

The poll surveyed 2,000 Pakistanis, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. (ANI)

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