The NPP overall is the government of choice for the majority of Ghanaians for the 2012 election says Afrobarometer.
Four rounds of Afrobarometer surveys have been conducted in Ghana since 1999. Round 2 was conducted in 2002 when the administration of President John Kufuor and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had barely settled in office; Round 3 was conducted in 2005 when the government had recently renewed its electoral mandate.
The current Round 4 survey (March 2009) coincides with the year in which the Kufuor-NPP administration lost power and will be heading for the polls (in December 20012).
The findings of Afrobarometer Round 4 make it possible to ascertain popular assessments of the performance of the President and the NPP government in the nearly eight years it was in office and to analyze the implications for the party in the impending electoral contest.
The Afrobarometer has compiled a series of public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, markets and living conditions. The survey is based on a randomly selected national probability sample of 1200 respondents representing a cross-section of adult Ghanaians aged 18 years or older, across the ten regions which yields a margin of error of ±2.5 at a 95 percent confidence level. All interviews were conducted face-to-face by trained fieldworkers in the language of the respondent’s choice. Fieldwork for Round 4 of the Afrobarometer in Ghana was undertaken between March 4 and 27, 2008. Note that for purposes of cross-national comparison, the questions on the survey were administered to random national samples in 19 other African countries before the end of 2008; comparative results will be presented in upcoming briefing and working papers from Afrobarometer Round 4.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS:
Large majorities of Ghanaians approve of the performance of the EX President.
They also rate the performance of the NPP administration positively in many areas, especially in the
delivery of healthcare and education services.
Moreover, trust in the then ruling party (The NPP) is high and has increased over time. Read more…