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.