Tunisia Survey, a specialist in online surveys and digital studies, has just uncovered the results of its popularity barometer of the 3 presidents.
This barometer is based on a self-administered online survey which took place from September 11 to 17, 2020. Its goal is to estimate the satisfaction of Tunisian Internet users with the performance of the 3 presidents: Kaïs Saïed, Rached Ghannouchi and Hichem Mechichi.
Remember that after Elyes Fakhfekh offered his resignation to the President of the Republic, Hichem Mechichi was appointed by Kaïs Saïed on July 25, 2020, to be head of government and form his team in a more than tense political context.
On September 02, 2020, the Parliament approved Hichem Mechichi government who officially becomes the new head of government.
This seventh wave of the barometer is consequently distinguished by the exit of Elyès Fakhfekh and the entry into of Hichem Mechichi.
Recall that during the sixth wave, respondents’ satisfaction with the performance of the President of the Republic and the Speaker of Parliament was poles apart.
- For Rached Ghannouchi 85% of respondents were dissatisfied with his performance;
- For Kaïes Saïed, more than 73% of respondents were satisfied with his performance.
For this seventh wave, the sample size after the screening is 1,684 respondents.
Rached Ghannouchi still unpopular:
The Hous speaker is still unpopular. In the sixth wave, his unpopularity hit rock bottom: 85% of respondents were dissatisfied with his performance.
Rached Ghannouchi gained ’just 2 popularity points. Nonetheless, his rating did not change since for this seventh wave as 83% of respondents were dissatisfied with his performance. After 6 months of investigations, Rached Ghannouchi has failed to raise the bar.
Kaïes Saïed is losing popularity:
The President of the Republic was the most popular president of the previous wave. Over 73% of respondents were satisfied with its performance.
For this seventh wave, Kaïes Saïed sees his popularity drop significantly since only 47% of respondents are satisfied with his performance. With a loss of 26 popularity points, Kaïes Saïed has fallen into unpopularity, despite positive results in recent waves.
Hichem Mechichi: The Popular New Entrant
The new Prime Minister, freshly “blessed” by Parliament, is popular. After ten days of leadership, 60% of respondents are satisfied with its performance. The main reasons for dissatisfaction are the lack of confidence and the lack of a program:
- For Rached Ghannouchi: 75% of dissatisfied people are dissatisfied because they do not trust him. A trend that has been maintained since the third wave.
- For Kaïs Saïed: 57% of dissatisfied people are dissatisfied because he has no program (he is sailing on sight).
- For Hichem Mechichi: 41% of respondents are dissatisfied because he does not have a program.
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