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Datum: Peruvian President approval reaches 60%

13:04 | Lima, Aug. 7.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's approval rating increased from 55% to 60%, the latest Datum Peru poll revealed on Wednesday.

On this occasion, the disapproval went down from 40% to 35%. 

Among the initiatives —included in the Annual Address to the Nation delivered on July 28— 86% highlighted the announcement of early general elections proposal, 3% the universal access to health care, 2% the new Mining Law, 6% other measures, and 1% do not know or have no opinion on the matter.

Approval of early general elections proposal

Within this framework, 78% of Peruvians support the early general elections proposal by 2020submitted by the Executive Branch.

According to the survey, 19% disagree with the initiative, while 3% said they do not know/have no opinion on this question.


On the other hand, 17% of those surveyed considered Parliament should reject the proposal, whereas 5% do not know or have no opinion on the matter. 

Furthermore, 63% think the President should dissolve Congress —through a new confidence motion— if it does not approve the early-elections initiative. 

Prime Minister

Moreover, 47% of Peruvians approved of the performance of Prime Minister Salvador del Solar (+8%), whereas 38% disapproved of it.

Technical details

Pollster name: Datum Internacional S.A.
Publishing newspapers: Peru21 and Gestion
Coverage: National level
Sample size: 1,219 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: August 2-4, 2019

(END) RMCH/DTK/MVB

Published: 8/7/2019
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