Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has seen his approval rating rise slightly, although he is still perceived negatively by more than fifty percent of the country’s population.
The figures, released on Monday by news website CM&, are the result of a survey about the image of the President and his government after 37 months in office, carried out by the National Center of Consultancy.
His government is disapproved by 58% of those surveyed, with 60% considering the country to be heading in the wrong direction.
In response to the question, “Do you have a positive or negative image of the President?”, only 43% responded positively, with 56% responding negatively.
In August, the same question saw 58% of those surveyed showing themselves in favor of the President, a figure which plummeted to 34% in September in the midst of the national agrarian strikes.
A survey by pollster Ipsos Napoleon Franco at the end of September, released by RCN radio and weekly Semana, estimated the chance of Santos’ reelection at just 19%.
Santos’ Approval rating since taking office
Leve repunte al respaldo al presidente Santos (El Espectador)