Approximately 87% of Salvadorans approve of President Nayib Bukele’s performance at the end of his third year in office, according to a survey by the Research Unit of La Prensa Gráfica (LPG Datos) published on Wednesday.
The media pointed out that 86.8% of the respondents answered that they approve Bukele’s work in power, 9.1% disapprove, while 4.1% did not answer.
“Bukele arrives at the close of his third year in office with a high approval rating, driven by a policy of delivering direct aid, his alleged good handling of the pandemic, and the recent wave of captures in the midst of an exception regime,” the media outlet pointed out in a publication.
According to the opinion poll, the approval of the president, who has not clarified if he will seek reelection enabled by the magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) appointed by his allies in Congress, is 1.7 percentage points “higher than six months ago,” but 5.7 points lower than at the end of the first year.
The exception regime, which according to the same media has an approval of 74% of the population, was approved for one month and extended for two more after a wave of murders registered at the end of March.
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For the survey, 1,448 people were interviewed by means of home visits throughout the country between May 18 and 25, it has a margin of error of 2.6% and a confidence level of 95%.