According to a latest International Republican Institute (IRI) survey Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) popularity has increased whereas Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) popularity has declined further from the last IRI survey. The survey was conducted in November, 2012.
Nawaz Sharif led PML-N popularity has increased by 4% to 32% whereas PTI popularity has decreased to 18% (6% decreases in four months). Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) popularity has remained same and it is at 14%. Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F) popularity has increased by 1% to 4% and 2% respectively. Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) popularity is same (2%).
PML-N is the most popular in Punjab with 49%. In Sindh Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) tops the popularity with 32%. PPP is also on top in Balochistan with 18%. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PTI is at top with 32%.
The Sample size of the International Republican Institute (IRI) survey is 4,997 (18 or above age) and margin of error stated is ±1.4 percent. The survey was conducted in November, 2012.