The latest Datum (Pulso Peru) poll revealed that 78% of Peruvians disagree with the re-election of lawmakers, whereas 18% of them are in favor of this possibility.
The President's proposal was made in his annual address to the nation as part of Peru's 197th Independence Day celebrations.
Likewise, the research shows that 50% of respondents are in favor of moving to a bicameral legislature —a Senate and a Chamber of Deputies— as it existed thru the early 1990's.
It must be noted the bicameral system proposal does not intend to increase the current number of Congress members (130).
On the contrary, 39% of Peruvian nationals believe Parliament should remain as it is, that is to say as a unicameral body with one chamber.
Pollster name: Datum Internacional S.A.
Published by: Peru21 and Gestion newspapers
Coverage: National level
Sample size: 1,200 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: August 3rd-7th, 2018