Presidential Approval Ranking

In Central America, Antonio Saca is first (66%), followed by Oscar Arias (49%), Martín Torrijos (48%), Álvaro Colom (45%), Daniel Ortega (38%), Manuel Zelaya (25%).

Friday, April 17, 2009

A ranking by Consulta Mitofsky compares the approval ratings of 18 presidents of the Americas, led by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with a 70% approval rating, followed by Alvaro Uribe of Colombia (69%), and Felipe Calderón of Mexico (68%).

In Central America, the one who maintains highest level of approval is departing President Antonio Saca of El Salvador who is in fourth place in the overall ranking with a 66% approval rating, followed by Oscar Arias of Costa Rica (49%), Martín Torrijos of Panama (48%), Alvaro Colom of Guatemala (45%), Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua (38%) and Manuel Zelaya of Honduras (25%).

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