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Imran gaining, others losing popularity: Gallup

13 October, 2011

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ISLAMABAD: Popularity graph of all but one Pakistani politician has plummeted, according to Gallup survey.

All politicians including Prime Minister Gilani's popularity has decreased while Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan's popularity has registered an increase.

In total analysis, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is the most popular politician of the country, shows the survey.

The Gallup survey for the month of July 2011 shows PM Gilani amongst the politicians with negative popularity. It shows PM Gilani on the minus-29th position. MQM chief Altaf Hussain was shown on the minus-41, PML-Q chief Ch Shujaat Hussain on the minus-40th, Maulana Fazlur Rahman on the minus-38th and JI chief Munawwar Hassan on the minus-18th. The topper on the minus list was ANP chief Asfand Yar Wali who was shown on the minus-48th position in the Gallup survey.

The survey shows that on the positive list, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is at top with 18 points (down 8 points from previous survey). Amongst politicians, Nawaz Sharif is at the top with 12 points (down 4 points) followed only by his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif with 10 points (down 10 points from the last survey).

However, Imran Khan is the only politician whose popularity has increased. The survey shows him on the third position with 5 points (up 1 point from the last survey).

In the CM's category, Punjab's Shahbaz tops with 27 points, whereas Balochistan CM Aslam Raisani is down at minus-30 with KPK's Ameer Haider Hoti at minus-20 and Sindh's Qaim Ali Shah at minus-22.


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