Poll: 79% of Peruvians believe President Vizcarra should stay in office

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

11:56 | Lima, Sep. 15.

79% of the population believes that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra should remain in office, the latest Ipsos poll revealed on Tuesday.

The survey, published in El Comercio newspaper, shows that 8 out of 10 Peruvians consider that Mr. Vizcarra should continue as Head of State, and that 57% of the population approves of his job performance.

When asked about the President's behavior recorded on the "Richard Cisneros" tapes, 41% of respondents said that it is an incorrect behavior but not a serious misconduct. Therefore, they think the President should apologize and be investigated at the end of his term on July 28, 2021.

19% of those surveyed indicate that the Head of State has not committed an offense and that everything is a plot hatched by a sector of the opposition.

On the other hand, 28% of the population claims that it is a serious misconduct and that Mr. Vizcarra might have lied, although he should be investigated by the Judiciary when his mandate ends, whereas 9% of Peruvians report that it is a very serious misconduct and that he should be impeached or should resign.

Likewise, the survey reveals that 72% of those polled disapprove of Manuel Merino's job performance as Congress Chairman, while 19% approve of it.

Technical details

Pollster name: Ipsos Peru
Registration number: 0001-REE
Type of sampling applied: Stratified probability sampling
Coverage: National level (urban area)
Sample size: 1,006 
Margin of error: +/- 3.1%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: September 11 to 12, 2020
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Published: 9/15/2020