Job opportunities top priority of voters in Rajasthan: Survey

The top three priorities of voters in Rajasthan is better employment opportunities (66.76%), better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (43.13%), and better law and order/policing (42.41%), showed a survey conducted by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The survey covered approximately 12,500 respondents across all 25 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan. It was conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, prior to the Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

The three main objectives of this survey were to identify voters’ priorities on specific governance issues, voters’ ratings of the government’s performance on those issues and factors affecting voting behaviour.

In rural Rajasthan, top most voters’ priorities were better employment opportunities (66%), higher price realization for farm products (54%), and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (41%).

For the urban voters in Rajasthan, the top most priorities were better employment opportunities (69%), better public transport (50%), and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (47%).

On a scale of five, the performance of the government on better employment opportunities was 2.25, better hospitals was 2.09, and law and order was 2.29, which was rated as below average.

The performance of the government on rural voters’ priorities of better employment opportunities was 2.32 on a scale of five, higher price realization for farm products was 2.19, and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres was 2.08 which was also rated as below average.

The ADR survey further showed that the government has performed poorly on agriculture subsidy for seeds and fertilisers, and law and order or policing in rural Rajasthan.

The performance of the government on urban voters’ priorities of better employment opportunities on a scale of five is 2.10, better public transport is 2.10, and better hospitals and primary healthcare centres is 2.10. This was rated as below average by the ADR survey.

In addition, the survey further showed that the government has performed poorly on the front of better roads and better law and order and policing in urban Rajasthan.

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First Published:
Apr 26, 2019 15:13 IST

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