Skop use a measurement known as the ‘confidence balance’ to rate the relative credibilities of the government and opposition. In May this was +7, meaning that there are 7 percent more people who think that the government is doing a good job than those who think it is doing a poor job.
This represents the highest degree of confidence in the government since October 2004.
Indeed, 42 percent of those questioned said that they think the government is doing a very good job or a fairly good job.
Over a third, 35 percent, believe that the government is doing a very bad job or a fairly bad job. 33 percent said that a government made up of the opposition parties would perform better, while 28 percent said that they would fare worse.
Skop interviewed around 1,200 people aged 18-84, between May 13th and May 30th.