Nawaz Sharif, who took office as Prime Minister just over one year ago, has maintained his popularity at 64 percent through his first year.
More than 64% say they have a favorable opinion of the Prime Minister, Pew Research Center survey said.
Nawaz Sharif’s favorable rating is virtually unchanged from last year when he enjoyed 66% favorability.
Support for Sharif is particularly high in Punjab (75%), Pakistan’s most populous province.
Support of Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), has seen a marked decline since 2012, dropping 17 percentage points in just two years, from a high of 70%.
Roughly one-in-five (22%) offer no opinion about Khan, up from 11% two years ago.
Prime Minister Sharif 62% and the national government 60% are having a good influence on the way things are going in Pakistan.
Sharif also enjoys overwhelming public support compared to his predecessor. Just months before leaving office, only 15% of Pakistanis believed Zardari was having a positive influence.
These are among the major findings from the latest survey in Pakistan by the Pew Research Center, based on face-to-face interviews conducted with 1,203 respondents from April 15 to May 7, 2014.