Favourability of NPP/JVP leader A.K. Dissanayake sees significant drop in July

Saturday, 19 August 2023 01:01 –      – 129

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In the latest Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) polling, the net favourability rating of NPP/JVP leader A.K. Dissanayake fell 15 points to -44 points in July while SJB leader Sajith  Premadasa’s favourability rating increased 4 points to -44 points.

President Ranil Wickremasinghe’s favourability rating remained the same (-52).

Favourability estimates for each month are based on 100–400 interviews conducted during that month and during a few weeks before and afterwards to ensure a minimum set of responses. The July 2023 estimates are based on 367 (Sajith Premadasa), 309 (A.K. Dissanayake), 367 (Ranil Wickremasinghe), and 154 (Gotabaya Rajapaksa) interviews.

Negative scores, i.e., a net favourability rating of less than zero, means that the individual or institution is unpopular. Only positive scores, i.e., net favourability is more than zero, mean that the individual or institution is popular on average.

IHP is an independent, non-partisan research centre based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The SLOTS lead investigator is Dr. Ravi Rannan-Eliya of IHP, who has trained in public opinion polling at Harvard University and has conducted numerous surveys over three decades.

The SLOTS has been funded by the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), The Asia Foundation in Sri Lanka, and others, but the sponsors play no role in the study design, analysis, or interpretation of findings.

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