According to the latest surveys, Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos has an approval rating of 62%, but many feel that he has mishandled matters of security and the war with the country’s guerrilla groups.
The Centro Nacional de Consultoria asked an unknown amount of people if they “approved or disapproved of the achievements by president Juan Manuel Santos and his government so far.” To this question, 62% “approved,” 36% “disapproved,” while a further 2% did not answer.
Another question asked by the polling agency was “Do you have a positive or negative image of President Juan Manuel Santos?”
To this, 67% responded “positive,” 31% “negative,” while 2% did not know or did not respond.
Furthermore, 56% of the respondents said Colombia was “going on the right track,” while 40% said the country was “going on the wrong track.”
However, a majority of the respondents said the government had mishandled themes like security and the problem of guerrilla insurgency. In regard to this, only 21% said the things were going “well,” 33% “regular,” 45% “bad,” while 1% did not respond.