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AMLO approval drops to 59% in October, poll reveals

The approval of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, fell to 59% in October, three percentage points less compared to September, according to a survey published this Monday by the newspaper El Financiero.

Despite the fall of the last month, the approval percentage of the president of Mexico remains relatively stable since May, ranging between 56% and 62% acceptance by Mexicans, according to the monthly study of the same media.

The approval level of the president in October it was much lower in the ten states with whose governors it has a dispute over the tax regime, grouped in an entity called the Federalist Alliance.

Thus, in Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Colima, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, only 52% of those surveyed approved the presidential administration, while in the rest of the country the average approval was 63%.

López Obrador’s policies most applauded by respondents were those dedicated to the fight against corruption, since 45% considered that they are treating the matter well or very well.

On the contrary, 56% of those consulted said that the president is managing public safety badly or badly, an idea that 53% share about economic policy.

The percentage of Mexicans who believe that López Obrador is acting badly or very badly in health matters is 40% in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 36% believe that their management in this regard is good or very good.

57% of those surveyed answered that they believe the president cares about the people, and 49% assured that the Government is giving results, despite the fact that only 41% said they felt represented and identified with López Obrador.

In political matters, the main events of the month were the arrest in the United States of former Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos for alleged links with drug trafficking, the disappearance of 109 public trusts and the state elections in Hidalgo and Coahuila.

76% of those consulted thought the arrest of Cienfuegos was good or very good and 44% believed the same about the suppression of the trusts, while 49% considered the electoral victory of the historic Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) bad or very bad in the two competing states.

The El Financiero survey had a sample of 820 phone calls to cell phones and landlines distributed throughout Mexico held on October 24. They have a confidence level of 95% with a margin of error of +/- 3.4%.