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Peru: President Vizcarra's approval rating reaches 63%

10:58 | Lima, Feb. 8.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra enjoys an approval rating of 63% in February, the latest Datum poll revealed Friday.

According to the survey, 33% of respondents approve of Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva's job performance.

On the other hand, Congress Chairman Daniel Salaverry's approval rating continues to rise, going from 33% in January to 35% this month.

The study also reveals that 41% of citizens believe the creation of new political groups at Congress is positive, while 46% think the opposite.

As for the situation of ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who has been sent back to prison, 59% of respondents think he must be placed under house arrest. However, 48% reject the possibility of granting him another pardon.  

Lastly, 75% of those polled believe former President Ollanta Humala did know about the bribes paid to the Construction Club in order to obtain lucrative public works concessions.

In fact, 81% of respondents do not believe ex-Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Paredes when he says that neither he nor his brother is involved in the bribe payment by construction firms.

Technical details

Pollster name: Datum Internacional S.A.
Published by: Peru21 and Gestion newspapers 
Target population: Men and women aged 18-70 years old from every socio-economic segment.
Coverage: National level
Population size: 21,683,412 citizens
Sample size: 1,204 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: February 1-6, 2019

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Published: 2/8/2019
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