Ecuador's president Rafael Correa is the Latinamerican leader with most support in the continent while his counterpart in Guatemala Oscar Berger ranks in the opposite end, according to a report published by the Mexican public opinion consultants Mitofsky.
Correa took office last January 15 and according to the latest opinion poll in Ecuador has a 76% support, ahead of all other American leaders. The second most popular leader, by a slight margin, is Colombia's Alvaro Uribe with a 75% support last April in spite of being five years in office. Mexican president Felipe Calderón who took office last December follows with 65% approval, the same as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez who has been in office for eight years. President Evo Morales from Bolivia has 64% support. At the other end figure Guatemala's Berger with 20% approval; Panama's Martin Torrijos, 24%; United States George Bush, bashed by the Iraq war with 36% and Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez, 38%. The middle ground is occupied by Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, 61%; Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez, 60%; Argentina's Nestor Kirchner 57%; Honduras Manuel Zelaya, 57%; Antonio Saca from El Salvador, 56%; Costa Rica's Oscar Arias, 55%; Paraguay's Nicanor Duarte, 54% and Chile's Michelle Bachelet, 51%. Below 50% are, Brazil's Lula da Silva with 49%; Peru's Alan Garcia, 49% and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, 45%.