Less than Half of Respondents: Prime Minister Performance “good”
According to the findings of a survey conducted by the Social Research and Development Center (SRDC) last April and targeted 500 respondents in four provinces (Taiz, Al-Hodeidah, Sana’a and Amran, about half of respondents view the performance of Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwah as “good”, while 13% think it was “bad” and 20% stated it was “neither good nor bad” and 21% said they “do not know”.
Gender wise, the majority of respondents stating the performance of the Prime Minister over the past year was “good” are men at 57% versus 34% of women. On the contrary, the majority of respondents saying the performance of Prime Minister was “bad” are women (18%) versus 9% of men. This applies to respondents saying they “do not know” at 36%, versus only 5% of men. Equal proportions of men and women say the performance was “neither good nor bad”.
At the level of province, Al-Hodeidah scored the highest with regards to those saying the performance of Prime Minister over the past year was “good” at 62%, followed Taiz at 44%, Amran 39% and Sana’a at only 17%. To the contrary, the majority of those saying the Prime Minister’s performance was bad were Amran at 21%, followed by Sana’a and Taiz at 17% and 16% respectively, while only 5% of respondents in Al-Hodeidah said so. The proportion of those saying the performance was “neither good nor bad” was in Al-Hodeidah at 62%, followed by Taiz at 44%, Amran at 39% and Sana’a at 11%. Sana’a province ranked first as to those who answered “do not know” at 54%, followed by Al-Hodeidah at 19% and equal proportions for Amran and Taiz.