The policies of President Juan Manuel Santos are approved by 71% of Colombians, a poll released on Sunday showed.
According to the poll, carried out among little over 1,000 people by Ipsos Napoleon Franco in the country’s 13 largest cities, against the 71% of Colombians who approve the president, 25% responded they disapproved. 4% did not know or say.
The approval of Santos, who celebrates his first anniversary as President of the Republic of Colombia on August 7, is primarily challenged by worries about the economy and security. To the question “Which problem affects you most?” 45% of the interviewees responded “unemployment,” 31% responded “urban insecurity,” 22% “corruption” and 21% “high cost of living.”
Santos’ most popular minister is Interior Minister German Vargas Lleras who has an approval rating of 55%.
The approval rating of former President Alvaro Uribe went down, according to the pollster, who recorded a drop from 76% approval rate in November last year to 60% in July.
Colombians continue to have faith in the armed forces that receive the approval of 62% of Colombians, while Congress continues to be the least popular with a disapproval rate of 60%.