January 30, 2005

What the Approval Ratings Look Like

(click on the image to see a larger version) A new poll showing the approval ratings of President Mesa (ind.), Evo Morales (MAS) and the government's, was released in recent days. This poll is conducted by Apoyo, for newspapers La Razon (La Paz), El Nuevo dia (Santa Cruz) and the TV network ATB.

According to the poll, Mr Mesa's national approval ratings has decreased from 56 per cent in December 2004 to 47 per cent in January 2005. Apparently, the drop is even more marked in the city of Santa Cruz, where his approval dropped from 36 per cent to 16 per cent in the same period. Notwithstanding, Mr Mesa retains a favorable rating within the four largest Bolivian cities (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and El Alto).

Among other interesting numbers, we can see the downward tendency of approval ratings of Evo Morales, leader of MAS and the Government in general.

Interesting set of numbers. Give it a read.