New Delhi, Feb 16 Fifty-six per cent residents of Delhi approve of the one year performance of AAP Delhi government2.0 but its approval rating has dipped from 68 to 56 per cent in the last 12 months.
As per a survey by LocalCircles, 56 per cent of Delhi residents approve of the 1-year performance. Of which, 12 per cent said the performance was "excellent", 12 per cent said "very good", 16 per cent said "good", and another 16 per cent said "average". There were also 14% who said "poor", 26 per cent said "very poor", while 4 per cent couldn't say.
However, the approval rating of AAP's Delhi Government dropped in comparison to last year.
When compared to last 4 years of survey results, 36 per cent of Delhi residents in 2018 approved of AAP's Delhi Government's performance, which saw a decline by 3 per cent to 35 per cent in 2019.
It, however, saw a meteoric rise to 68 per cent of Delhi residents giving a thumbs-up to AAP's Delhi Government's overall performance. Some of it was due to the fact that people appreciated the good governance work in healthcare, school education, and other areas and wanted the Government to be re-elected in the 2020 elections.
Although the year 2020 for Delhi AAP Government 2.0 has largely been about managing the COVID-19 situation in the State and the Government has done reasonably well, it has received the 56% approval rating, LocalCircles said.
Assuming Delhi doesn't experience another Covid wave, Arvind Kejriwal and his Government must now focus on taking what they have done in school education and health care to all other departments of their Government. Maximizing vaccination, boosting the Delhi economy, and ensuring a livelihood for every Delhi household will be the most immediate to dos, the survey said.
As per the LocalCircles survey, 52 per cent residents of Delhi approve of AAP Delhi Government's lockdown and unlock management, COVID-19 testing and reporting, and handling COVID-19 hospital beds respectively, during the pandemic
A 47 per cent residents found some improvement in the power supply situation; 37% found some improvement in the water supply situation; and 35% approved Delhi Government's efforts to improve air quality in the last 1 year.
A 58 per cent approved Delhi Government's management of schools and education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 43 per cent residents of Delhi had to pay a bribe to departments under Delhi Government in the last 1 year.
Every year on the anniversary of the Delhi Government's coming to power, LocalCircles is the only platform that goes back to the citizens of Delhi asking them to rate the Government's performance. This allows both the broader citizenry and the Government to understand where things stand and what needs to be worked upon.
As Arvind Kejriwal's AAP Government got re-elected again in February 2020. February 16, 2021 marks the 1-year completion of his Government. This year's survey "1 year of AAP Delhi Government 2.0" received 54,000 responses from people residing across all 11 districts of Delhi.
A 52 per cent residents of Delhi approve of Delhi Government's lockdown and unlock management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To better understand how Delhi residents would rate the AAP Government's management of lockdown and unlocking during the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 per cent said it was "excellent", 13 per cent said "very good", 10 per cent said "good", and 14 per cent said "average". Per aggregate responses indicated that 52 per cent of citizens approve of the Delhi Government's management of lockdown and unlock during the pandemic.
However, there were also 17 per cent of citizens in the poll who said the Delhi Government's performance was "poor", 29 per cent said "very poor", while 2 per cent couldn't say. The question in the poll received 6,618 responses from Delhi residents.
As much as 52 per cent residents of Delhi approve of Delhi Government's COVID-19 testing and reporting
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( With inputs from IANS )
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