Zimbabwe seen Headed in the Wrong Direction, but President's Leadership Approval Steady

"Most Zimbabweans express discontent with the overall direction of their country, deteriorating economic conditions, rising corruption, and the performance of their elected leaders – except for President Robert Mugabe. Overall, the public mood is no longer as positive as during the Government of National Unity (GNU) in 2009-2012, and MPs and local councillors – who are seen as “never” or “only sometimes” listening to what the people have to say – will clearly have to “pull their socks up” if they hope to endear themselves to their constituents in time for the 2018 elections."