Ortega’s Approval Rating Continues to Drop

March 7, 2008

President Daniel Ortega’s approval rating is sinking – even among his Sandinista party base, according to a Cid-Gallup poll published last week

Of 1,248 people surveyed between Feb. 16 and 22, 43% said they disapproved of Ortega’s job performance, according to the poll published in the daily La Prensa.

Only 21% said they approved, down from 51% in February 2007. Another 36% took the middle ground, saying the president’s performance was “average.”

Ortega also ranked last among all four living former presidents dating back to 1990.

Nicaraguans gave Ortega his lowest marks for the economy, with 50% of those surveyed saying that the he has managed the economy poorly. Fifty-four percent said there are fewer job opportunities since Ortega took office.

Also, 76% of those surveyed said they disapproved of his trips abroad with family members and aides last year.

 

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