Salvadoran President has popularity rating at 56%

The president of El Salvador, Elias Antonio Saca, maintains a 56% popularity rating at less than year from the end of his term.

Monday, September 8, 2008

According a survey by "La Prensa Grafica", Saca "has managed to keep his popularity high, despite growing discontentment by citizens about the country's bad economic situation."
The survey, in which 1,500 persons were interviewed throughout the country, rate the president0s performance at 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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Funes and Lobo the Best Rated

March 2010

CID/Gallup published their presidential approval survey for March 2010, which includes the presidents of Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Mauricio Funes, president of El Salvador, is still enjoys the highest approval.

He is followed by Porfirio ‘Pepe’ Lobo, who recently become the president of Honduras.

Funes and Martinelli, the Most Popular

August 2009

The presidents of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, and Panama, Ricardo Martinelly, have 86% popularity.

According to the regional survey by Cid-Gallup, which interviewed 1.200 people, Oscar Arias from Costa Rica is in the third place, with a 70% popularity.

He is followed by Alvaro Colom, from Guatemala, with 55%; Leonel Fernández, from Dominican Republic with 47%; deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya with 46% and Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan president, with 42%.

Nicaragua: Most people think the economy has grown worse

September 2008

83.5% of Nicaraguans think that in the months that Daniel Ortega has been governing the economy of the country has not improved.

Similarly, 70.5% think that Ortega has no interest in resolving their problems.
This information was obtained in a survey by M&R Consultants of some 1,600 individuals, carried out between August 14 and 19.

El Salvador's Saca shrugs off criticism of government subsidies

May 2008

President Antonio Saca of El Salvador, under fire over his subsidies policy said he had no intention of changing it now after four years in power. Indeed, he added, he might even increase subsidies.

Several international institutions and national organizations say that Saca's indiscriminate subsidies help the middle classes more than the poor, who are the most in need.

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