National Democratic Institute publishes its survey
21 May, 2019
National Democratic Institute publishes its survey
National Democratic Institute has published its survey. According to the survey of the National Democratic Institute, most of the respondents negatively rated the government's performance.

It should be noted that the number of citizens who negatively assess the government's activity is characterized by a growing tendency.

In particular, 56% of respondents assessed the government's performance as bad and 36% assessed the government's performance positively, while the figures were 53% and 44% in December 2018.

Perception towards Georgian politicians

The poll shows
level of popularity of the Georgian politicians.

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze has the highest support of the population - 33% of interviewed respondents think that Kakha Kaladze works well and 10% thinks - "very well"

Compared to Kaladze’s rating, only 1% think President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili works "well" and 19% - "very well.
President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili

As for the Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, 3% thinks he works "very well" and 17% - "well".

There is a discontent between the political parties and society, according to the poll.

When asked: “Which party is closest to your views?”, 37% of interviewed respondents said “none of the parties”, 21% named the Georgian Dream, 15% - named the National Movement, 6% - said “I do not know”, 6% refused to answer, European Georgia - 4%, Alliance of Patriots - 3%, other parties - 8%.
Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze

When asked: “If parliamentary elections are held tomorrow, which party would you vote for? - 27% of respondents said “I do not know”, 17% named the Georgian Dream, 15% named “none of the parties”, 12% refused to answer, 3% - European Georgia, 3% - Alliance of Patriots, 6% - other parties.

TBC Bank case

Most of the respondents believe that the National Bank of Georgia urged Mamuka Khazaradze and Badri Japaridze to resign due to political interests.

In particular, 62% of those who have heard of the TBC Bank case think that the case was politicaly motivated.
Mamuka Khazaradze - co-founder of TBC Bank

Perception towards the court system

According to the survey of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), most of the respondents negatively assess the performance of the court. More specifically, the survey shows trends, according to which, the negative attitude towards the court has been increasing from April 2015.

According to the survey published in March 2018, 30% of respondents rated the court's performance “badly”, while today this figure is 38%.

The number of respondents who positively rated the court’s performance has also decreased from 14% to 12%.

The NDI survey results reflect data collected from March 28 to April 15, 2019, through face-to-face interviews with a nationwide representative sample of Georgia’s adult population (excluding occupied territories), including oversamples in Azeri and Armenian ethnic minority settlements. This included 2,927 completed interviews. The average margin of error was +/- 2.3 percent.

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