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Public poll reveals Mongolia’s top 10 politicians

Trans. by B.DULGUUN

The Sant Maral Foundation (SMF) has released its results of their latest survey on approval rates of politicians of Mongolia.
The foundation underlined that the survey, named the Barometer of Politicians, involved 1,200 people from Ulaanbaatar, as well as Khentii, Uvs, Tuv, Uvurkhangai, Arkhangai, and Dundgovi Provinces. The survey was conducted from March 27 to April 12 this year.
The SMF is a public benefit, self-governing, non-profit non-government organization. The foundation conducts wide range of opinion polls and research studies on political, economic, and social issues to provide unbiased and reliable information on changes occurring during transitional times of Mongolian society.
Mongolians focus on two points of political surveys. The first pointer is the approval rating of politicians, and second is the ratings of political parties. In the graph below, you will see how people answered the question, “Out of reputable politicians in Mongolia, who do you want to have more impactful participation and play an important role in politics?”
MP S.Ganbaatar was voted as the most approved politician with nearly double the amount of votes compared to the runner up – former President and Head of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) N.Enkhbayar.
This was unexpected as S.Ganbaatar had been receiving various criticisms on social media due to his photo shoveling out his car out of heavy snowfall.
Some of the comments on the photo read, “MP S.Ganbaatar is doing his usual populism,” and “With elections drawing closer, populist members are trying to appeal to the public.”
Former President’s approval overtakes current President’s

Former President N.Enkhbayar’s approval rate was almost nine percentage points more than the current President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj’s approval rate in the SMF poll.
N.Enkhbayar, who is reportedly being treated in South Korea, was voted as the second most approved Mongolian politician, after MP S.Ganbaatar. President Ts.Elbegdorj was ranked fifth. N.Enkhbayar’s reputation hasn’t yet died out despite his restricted participation in politics.
Political observers noted that the outcomes of the poll may explain why the current government rulers had been so afraid and hasty to limit the involvement of Head of the MPRP N.Enkhbayar in political activities.
Furthermore, representatives of the current ruling party, the Democratic Party (DP), did not make it to the top 10 politicians, namely Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold and Prime MInister Ch.Saikhanbileg.
The public was also asked to answer which political party they would vote for “if an election was conducted tomorrow”.
According to the results, 38.9 percent of survey takers voted for the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), 33 percent for the DP, 18.9 percent for the MPRP, 4.4 percent for the Civil Will Green Party, 1.7 percent for the Mongolian National Democratic Party, and 3.2 percent voted for other parties.
The MPP wasn’t able to outrank the the DP in recent years, but the latest survey of the SMF displayed a different outlook. Particularly, the MPP outpaced the DP with a gap of 5.9 percentage points. The outcome of the poll also showed how influential the ratings of party members are in the ratings of a political party as a whole. N.Enkhbayar’s high rating has boosted the rating of the MPRP, according to the SMF.

Ulaanbaatar

Provinces

1

S.Ganbaatar

36.0%

1

S.Ganbaatar

32.9%

2

Ts.Enkhbayar

16.3%

2

N.Enkhbayar

18.7%

3

Kh.Battulga

15.5%

3

G.Uyanga

13.8%

4

Ts.Elbegdorj

9.6%

4

B.Bat-Erdene

12.2%

5

G.Uyanga

8.8%

5

Ts.Elbegdorj

8.1%

6

E.Bat-Uul

6.9%

6

Ts.Nyamdorj

7.1%

7

S.Javkhlan

6.7%

7

Ts.Davaasuren

6.5%

8

B.Bat-Erdene

5.3%

8

S.Javkhlan

6.5%

9

Ts.Davaasuren

5.1%

9

M.Enkhbold

6.3%

10

R.Amarjargal

3.7%

10

Ch.Khurelbaatar

5.7%

 

If there’s an election tomorrow, which party will you vote for?

Party

Provinces

Ulaanbaatar

Total

%

Real %

MPP

25.4

16.2

21.6

38.9

DP

17.4

19.6

18.3

33.0

MPRP

8.3

13.6

10.5

18.9

CWGP

2.0

3.0

2.4

4.4

MNP

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.7

Other

2.0

1.4

1.8

3.2

(Didn’t answer)

12.1

15.2

13.4

 

(Don’t know)

31.8

30.0

31.1

 

 

Source: Zuunii Medee

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1 Comment for “Public poll reveals Mongolia’s top 10 politicians”

  1. This poll is not “approval ratings” as you state. This implies that only 8.8% of respondents “approve” of Elbegdorj. This is not what was asked.

    Here is the question: “Of the prominent persons in the country, who would you like to name as those who, in your opinion, should play an important role in politics?” – Respondents could name up to three people.

    This is less about approval and more about general opinions of politicians. There was also a wealth of information in the report that is very interesting. Here is a link: http://www.santmaral.mn/sites/default/files/SMPBE15%20Apr.pdf

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