• Costa Rica Real Estate

Mexico leader’s popularity hits new low, polls show

December 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval rating has hit a new low, opinion polls showed Monday, amid outrage over his government’s handling of the presumed massacre of 43 students.

As Peña Nieto on Monday marked two years since he took office, surveys by the country’s two leading newspapers showed that more than half of Mexicans disapprove of the job he is doing.

The poll by El Universal showed that only 41 percent approve of his performance, while Reforma found that only 39 percent are satisfied.

Reforma said it was the worst approval rating for a president since Ernesto Zedillo in 1995-1996.

New protests were planned on Monday over the disappearance, and apparent slaughter, of 43 college students at the hands of a drug gang allied with corrupt police in the southern state of Guerrero in September.

Last week, Peña Nieto unveiled a plan to disband the country’s notoriously corrupt municipal police forces and put state authorities in charge of security in towns across the nation.

The survey by El Universal and pollsters Buendia and Laredo was conducted among 1,000 people between November 8 and 12. It has a 3.5-point margin of error.

Reforma interviewed 1,020 Mexicans between November 20 and 23 and its survey has a 3.1-point margin of error.

Related: Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students

You may be interested

Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China
Costa Rica
88 views
Costa Rica
88 views

Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2020

During a press conference following Tuesday's meeting with President Carlos Alvarado, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Costa Rica…

The best resorts in Costa Rica with a wide variety of animals
Sponsored content
12 views
Sponsored content
12 views

The best resorts in Costa Rica with a wide variety of animals

Jessica Vainer - January 22, 2020

Costa Rica — explored by Columbus — literally translates to “The Rich Coast.” Costa Rica is one of the most…

President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification
Costa Rica
39 views
Costa Rica
39 views

President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday to review the North American country's travel advisory…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!