The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradortoincreased his approval rating by five percentage points to 57%according to a survey by the Group of Economists and Associates (GEA) and Applied Social Research (ISA).
The poll, published this Wednesday and entitled “Mexico: Politics, Society and Change”, reflected that the main reason of those surveyed for approving the management of the Mexican president is his “good intentions” (37%), while the majority of those who rejected him did so because they consider him “an authoritarian leader” (42%).
For the second time since 2019, the percentage of those who think that the country is heading in the right direction, at 49%, is higher than that of those who think that it is going in the wrong direction, at 38%.
Along these lines, 48% of those surveyed considered that the Government’s political project should continue.
80% of those surveyed considered that the country’s economic situation is good, the highest result in his entire administration.
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On the other hand, half of Mexicans considered security as the main problem, since the perception of insecurity has increased compared to six months ago.
Three quarters of the population believe that criminal organizations have grown and become more violent, and two thirds think that the government’s security strategy must change,” he said.
For this reason, and after a group of senators from the United States Republican Party proposed using their armed forces to combat the Mexican cartels, six out of 10 Mexicans agreed with the idea, although 75% said that the Government of Mexico should oppose such intervention.
INE reaches maximum approval
The National Electoral Institute (INE) reached its highest approval so far this six-year term: three out of four Mexicans believed that he performs his function adequately and his advisors have 14 points of approval more than the president.
Half of those surveyed thought that the so-called Plan B, the reform that, at the expense of the decision taken by the courts regarding the appeals filed against it, will significantly limit the power and budget of the INE, is detrimental.
They agree that, with him, López Obrador seeks to guarantee the victory of Morena (National Regeneration Movement, the president’s party) in the next elections,” the pollster stressed.
And about the voting intention of Mexicans in the face of the presidential elections at the end of 2024, The survey indicated that Morena reached a positive opinion of 45% and has a voting intention of 49%.
Regarding the possible candidates of Morena for the presidency, the foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrardhas a five percentage point advantage (36%) over the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum (31%).
The survey is based on the opinion of 1,070 Mexican citizens registered in the electoral roll interviewed this month, with a confidence percentage of 95% and a margin of error of three points.
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