Ipsos: Peruvians favor early general elections by 2020

14:28 | Lima, Aug. 18.

Peruvian citizens' support for the proposal of holding early general elections by 2020 —submitted by President Martin Vizcarra's administration to Congress— maintains a high approval rate, reaching 72%. Besides, 69% reject the possibility of a presidential impeachment, according to the latest Ipsos Peru survey results revealed on Sunday.

The sample —published in El Comercio newspaper— indicated that only 24% oppose the call for early general elections. Likewise, in case a referendum is held to decide on the matter, 75% will vote in favor of the elections and 23% against it.

The results also showed that merely 27% agree with a presidential impeachment.

According to the public opinion survey, 74% of respondents believe President Martin Vizcarra is respectful of those who think differently, 60% consider him to be a capable and competent person for the position, and 59% affirm he is a consensus-seeker and an open-to-dialogue person.

Likewise, the survey detailed that 54% of Peruvians approve of President Vizcarra's performance, whereas 38% disapprove of it.

Technical details

Pollster name: Ipsos Peru
Registration Number: 0001-REE/JNE
Publishing newspaper: El Comercio
Coverage: National level (urban and rural areas)
Sample size: 1,205 respondents
Target population: Men and women aged 18 and over.
Margin of error: +/- 2.82%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: August 14-16, 2019


Published: 8/18/2019