Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio
Lula de Saliva and Ecuadorean Head of State Rafael Correa are the
Presidents with the highest approval rating of the continent.
Uribe was the most popular President for a long time according to Mexican consultants bureau Mitofsky, but because of his declining popularity and the increased approval ratings of both Lula and Correa, the three now share the number one spot of best approved presidents.
The Colombian leader is now supported by 70 percent of the population. This is actually slightly more than shown in other polls conducted late last year.
Other presidents that currently enjoy a positive rating are Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Felipe Calderón of Mexico, Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Evo Morales of Bolivia and El Salvador chief Antonio Saca.
Worst off, according to the survey, are Peruvian president Alan García and Manuel Zelaya of Honduras (both 25 percent) followed by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina with 28 percent.
Newcomer Barack Obama, inaugurated Tuesday, starts with an approval rating of 56 percent. This can’t be said of George Bush, who finishes his second term with a rating of only 27 percent.