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Support for Macri remains strong despite tough economic measures

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:01 UTC
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The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri. The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri.
Macri, Buenos Aires province Maria Eugenia Vidal and opposition leader Sergio Massa, are the politicians rated with the best image Macri, Buenos Aires province Maria Eugenia Vidal and opposition leader Sergio Massa, are the politicians rated with the best image

A majority of Argentines continue to support president Mauricio Macri despite a raft of unpopular measures, public utilities rate increases, inflation, redundancies and slower activity, which his administration has been forced to implement in the first six months of his mandate in an attempt to reorganize the country's economy.

 According to several public opinion surveys, the 'surprising' support in the first six months, however faces serious challenges in the second half of the year, since many promises have been made, on inflation and jobs, and expectations are high.

The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri.

Isonomia reports a 58% for the government and 63% for the president's image.

Graciela Römer , 50% and 50%; Ricardo Rouvier, 52% favorable presidential image and Management & Fit, 44%.

“They are encouraging numbers if we take into account the economic context”, according to Alejandro Catterberg, director of Poliarquía, who added that Macri in one of the three of the short list of Argentine politicians with the best image.

The other two are Buenos Aires provinces governor, and an ally of Macri, María Eugenia Vidal, and Sergio Massa, a presidential candidate who was third in the October election, and has adopted a critical but constructive attitude, sometimes decisive in Congress, towards the current administration.

Categories: Economy, Politics, Argentina.

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  • Marti Llazo

    After Kirchnerismo the devil himself would receive high approval ratings, a mandate of 8 years, and small cheques from street-food vendors.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 04:41 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Despite a raft of unpopular measures...”
    The story omits to mention that Macri 's popularity has been going down for four consecutive months, and the promises of improvement in the second semester are gradually Bein replaced by “the second year.”
    “...has been forced to implement...”
    A big, big lie. The current government hasn't been forced to do anything. It's consciously applying neo--liberal measures that are slowing down the economy and contracting domestic consumption at a pace not seen since the months leading to the 2001 catastrophe.
    Macri and accomplices do not seem worried in the least, but they are driving the country to disaster at unprecedented pace.

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 07:56 pm 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Reekie, it's hard to believe that the degree of ruin brought about by the new government is really any worse than the remarkable damage that was caused by the CKF government. But since both are the result of argie management, we know that no good will come of any of it, that new ajustes and defaults are right around the corner, and Argentistan will come crawling to the rest of the world for bread and debt relief, oh, and all the while blaming the non-argento world for all of Argentistan's errors, crimes, and shortcomings.

    Over 44 percent inflation over the past year. Something you can be proud of.

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 09:15 pm 0
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