Funes and Martinelli, the Most Popular

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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%.

From El Financiero's web site: "It is worth noting that the study is not an evaluation of their job as presidents, but rather what citizens think of them as persons".

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Central America Insecurity Ranking

November 2012

The percentage of people who say they have been robbed or assaulted in the past four months: Honduras 33%, Guatemala 29%, El Salvador 28%, Panama, 22%, Costa Rica 21%, Nicaragua 19%.

Public Opinion Survey in Central America and the Dominican Republic by CID-Gallup.

November 2012

C.A. Presidential Approval Rankings

July 2010

Mauricio Funes has an approval rating of 76%; he is followed by Ricardo Martinelli (66%), Laura Chinchilla (64%), Porfirio Lobo (60%), Alvaro Colom (50%) and Daniel Ortega (38%).

CID-Gallup unveiled its Central American public opinion poll for July 2010. It remarks that Funes remains the president with the highest approval ratings, and that Honduran president Lobo slipped from the third to the fourth spot, mainly because he is disliked by opposition and unregistered voters.

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.

FMLN's Candidate Holds Small Lead in El Salvador's Election

March 2009

According to a poll by CID-Gallup, El Salvador's presidential election could be very close. 39% of respondents would vote for Mauricio Funes while 35% would back Rodrigo Ávila.

The article published by Angus Reid Global Monitor on its website states: "In September 2007, Funes became the FMLN’s presidential nominee. In March 2008, Ávila, a former National Police chief, won ARENA’s three-candidate internal nationwide primary."

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