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August 31, 2009

Morales: The Best President Since 1982

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Angus Reid published again a poll citing the popularity of Evo Morales. According to the poll, Morales is the best Bolivian president since democracy returned to the country. The poll asks Bolivians who they think has been the best president since 1982. Not surprisingly, the result is 41% of the people think Evo Morales is the best president. Is not surprising because around 60% of the population identify themselves as indigenous (2001 census), and if Morales' strongest appeal is being of indigenous descent, the poll is right on. Well, very close, at least.

In addition, this poll represents mostly an urban opinion. If the pollsters would think of going to the country side, I think the percentage would rise a bit more.

Who do you think has been the best president since the return of democracy on October 10, 1982?

Evo Morales

41%

Víctor Paz

24%

Carlos Mesa

5%

Hugo Banzer

5%

Jaime Paz

5%

Jorge Quiroga

3%

Eduardo Rodríguez

2%

Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada

0%

Source: Equipos MORI / Poder y Placer
Methodology: Interviews with 2,100 Bolivian adults in Cochabamba, El Alto, La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Tarija, conducted in July 2009. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

2 comments:

mcentellas said...

It would be nice to have some comparative time snapshots. How would Goni have fared in 1998? Or how will Evo rate in 2018? I also wonder how the poll would do on a non-election year? Ah, the joys of polling data ...

Gringo said...

Off topic, FYI.
Bolivia’s Planning Stifles Development. From Fausta's blog