Prime Minister’s job approval ratings as low as never before

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Siim Lõvi /ERR)
Dario Cavegn
2/10/2016 8:36 AM
Category: Politics

Going from one extreme to the other, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) got his highest approval ratings in December 2015 and his lowest just a month later. A poll conducted by Turu-Uuringute AS gave him a score of just 2.57.

The Prime Minister’s job is rated following the Estonian state schools’ marking scheme. According to the scheme, very good work gets you a 5, a 3 means you pass, and anything below it is bad to very bad.

Rõivas hasn’t had it easy in his career as head of the Estonian government, never having made it past a less than stellar 2.82, which he got in December last year.

Particularly discouraging is the fact that this time, just 44% of his own party’s supporters said he was doing good work. Even worse, 10% of them thought he was doing a bad job. Overall, Reform supporters gave him a 3.44.

Supporters of other parties were even harder on Rõivas. IRL voters gave him a 3.1, Social Democrats voters a weak 2.7.

Overall, while the composition of the polled group remained the same, respondents judged the Prime Minister’s work a lot more harshly in January than in December, Eesti Päevaleht reported.


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