Despite a slight drop!  Salvadorans approve Bukele's management

San Salvador, Jan 14 (EFE).- Salvadorans approved the management of President Nayib Bukele at the end of 2021 with a score of 7.54 (on a scale of 0 to 10), the lowest in the latest polls by the University Institute of Public Opinion of the Central American University ( Iudop).

This is indicated by a year-end opinion study presented this Friday, which indicates a slight drop in the president’s rating of 0.10 points, compared to the August note, which was 7.64.

The rating at the end of 2021 is also lower than the 8.37 and 7.8 computed at the end of 2020 and November-December 2019, respectively.

The rector of the Central American University (UCA), Andreu Oliva, indicated during the presentation of the survey that the high approval of the president is due to people who consider that “the country’s situation has improved in various aspects,” such as the economy, health , education and security.

“It is these people who give the president the highest grade, as well as the (citizens) who think that these elements have worsened are the ones who give him the lowest grade,” added Oliva.

Laura Andrade, director of the IUDOP, indicated that among the people who consider that the Government has not recovered the territory controlled by the gangs or that a negotiation has been initiated to reduce the levels of homicides “the note is not that it is only low”, but “it reaches 4.67 or 4.88.”

The survey indicates that 22.9% of the population affirms that “the Government does have a negotiation with the gangs” and 60.2% thinks that it has not agreed with these gangs.

Regarding the control of the gangs over the communities, 44.6% said that they have lost control and 46.9% indicated that they maintain it.

25% of salvadorans consider that the economic situation at the end of 2021 improved, 57.2% said that it remained the same and 17.9 that it worsened.

On the issues of poverty and unemployment, 31.3% and 43.6% of the population, respectively, consider that it has increased.

Salvadorans consider that the main problems in the country are crime (22.1%), the economy (19.7%) and unemployment (12.2%).

The IUDOP survey was carried out between December 7 and 17 with a sample of 1,298 interviews nationwide, a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.72%.

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