Monday, September 24, 2012
Presidential approval ratings - you know you want them
Consulta Mitofsky recently released its survey of presidential approval ratings for the Americas. President Mauricio Funes remains near the top of the list with 72% of all Salvadorans approving of his performance after three-plus years in office. Funes comes in second overall behind Ecuador's Rafael Correa who sits at 80%.
In Guatemala, President Otto Perez Molina is on the right path after half a year in office according to 69% of the country. He is just ahead of Hugo Chavez who enjoys 64% of all Venezuelans' support.
Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua is still flying high with 59% support. He comes in slightly ahead of Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli who is up nineteen percentage points since February and now stands at a respectable 52%.
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla are pulling up the rear. Lobo comes in 19th out of the 20 executives surveyed with 14% while Chinchilla comes in last with 13%. Really, one should just call it a tie for last.