fbaezer
 
Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2004 12:21 pm
These are the most recent approval ratings of 21 Presidents of the Americas:

Nestor Kirshner - Argentina - 77%
Alvaro Uribe - Colombia - 65%
George W. Bush - USA - 63%
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil - 57%
Vicente Fox - Mexico - 56%
Paul Martin - Canada - 54%
Ricardo Maduro - Honduras - 52%
Francisco Flores - El Salvador - 48%
Lucio Gutiérrez - Ecuador - 39%
Abel Pacheco - Costa Rica - 38%
Hugo Chávez - Venezuela - 36%
Ricardo Lagos - Chile - 35%
Enrique Bolaños - Nicaragua - 32%
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada - Bolivia - 24%
Alfonso Portillo - Guatemala (outgoing) - 19%
José Luis Batlle - Uruguay- 17%
Mireya Moscoso - Panama - 12%
Alejandro Toledo - Peru - 12%
Nicanor Duarte - Paraguay - 8%
Hipólito Mejía - Dominican Republic- 6%

Polls by Mitofsky.

I think it's a good piece of information.
Plus it makes me wonder how some Presidents manage to stay at the helm while being so unpopular.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2004 02:34 pm
Re: Unpopular Presidencies
fbaezer wrote:

Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada - Bolivia - 24%

...it makes me wonder how some Presidents manage to stay at the helm while being so unpopular.


They ran Lozada out of the country back in October, he is hiding out in chicago. Lozada was actually an American. He was born in the US and was Bolivian only because his father was a Bolivian national. He spoke Spanish with a heavy yankee ascent. He has several degrees from the University of Chicago and was the wealthiest man in the country. His personal wealth could have covered Bolivia's national debt. He was imposed on Bolivia over a year ago by a corrupt election in which the American embassador stated publicly that if he was not made president the US would cut off all financial aid (Bolivia is the poorest country in South America) He was "elected" with 22% of the vote.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2004 06:53 pm
You're right, acquiunk. We even had a thread about it.

Guess it was the latest Presidential rating poll in Bolivia.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2004 01:10 pm
These are the most recent approval ratings of 17 presidents of the Americas (movement from 3 months ago in parenthesis)

Alvaro Uribe - Colombia - 81% (+16)
Carlos Mesa - Bolivia - 81% (new president)
Nestor Kirshner - Argentina - 80% (+3)
Ricardo Lagos - Chile - 63% (+28)
Paul Martin - Canada - 56% (+2)
Hugo Chávez - Venezuela - 54% (+18)
Vicente Fox - Mexico - 54% (-2)
Oscar Berger - Guatemala - 54% (new president)
Francisco Flores - El Salvador (outgoing) - 53% (+5)
George W. Bush - USA - 49% (-14)
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil - 40% (-17)
Ricardo Maduro - Honduras - 30% (-22)
Enrique Bolaños - Nicaragua - 28% (-4)
Abel Pacheco - Costa Rica - 23% (-15)
Lucio Gutiérrez - Ecuador - 20% (-19)
Mireya Moscoso - Panama - 15% (+3)
Alejandro Toledo - Peru - 8% (-4)

Polls by Mitofsky.

(This time there is no data por Uruguay, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic)

Big rises, for the Presidents of Chile, Venezuela and Colombia.
Big losses, for the Presidents of Honduras, Ecuador, Costa Rica, USA and Brazil.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2004 01:17 pm
That Mesa in Bolivia has managed to survive this long in office surprises me, and his approval rating of 80% even more so. If he can make it through the next six months (to mid winter) he may be a keeper. The one problem that I see is that he has yet to directly face the issue of natural gas export.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:27 am
This is the new data:

Alvaro Uribe - Colombia - 77% (-4)
Antonio Saca - El Salvador - 76% (new president)
Nestor Kirshner - Argentina - 73% (-7)
Nicanor Duarte - Paraguay - 72% (+64, from 6 months ago)
Carlos Mesa - Bolivia - 67% (-14)
Ricardo Lagos - Chile - 61% (-2)
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil - 60% (+20)
Vicente Fox - Mexico - 56% (+2)
George W. Bush - USA - 47% (-2)
Abel Pacheco - Costa Rica - 43% (+20)
Oscar Berger - Guatemala - 38% (-16)
Ricardo Maduro - Honduras - 37% (+7)
Paul Martin - Canada - 26% (-30)
Hugo Chávez - Venezuela - 25% (-27)
Lucio Gutiérrez - Ecuador - 25% (+6)
Enrique Bolaños - Nicaragua - 22% (-3)
Mireya Moscoso - Panama - 16% (+1)
Alejandro Toledo - Peru - 6% (-2)

No data for Uruguay, or Dominican Republic (new president).

Some swings are just too big.
The data for Canada seems particularly odd.
Paraguay is more understandable. The first measurement was just two months after Duarte took office, amid fraud charges.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:32 am
BBB
Fascinating information. I wonder what is causing the change in Costa Rica?

BBB
Col Man
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2004 06:35 pm
far out dudes.. Very Happy i reckon the unpopular dudes stay at the helm cos the got the rich, the army and the police and all their weapons on their side Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
whereas the people just have themselves Wink
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Col Man
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2004 06:36 pm
and BBB what are you doing with that dog dude Shocked Question Shocked
isnt that illegal Question :wink:
fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2004 07:29 pm
Col Man wrote:
and BBB what are you doing with that dog dude Shocked Question Shocked
isnt that illegal Question :wink:


It could be illegal if BBB was a dude. She ain't.
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Col Man
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jun, 2004 07:34 pm
hahaha oh ok Wink
so much for my attempt at humor then Smile
thx for telling me Very Happy
takes all sorts in this world eh Smile
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2004 08:42 am
ColMan
ColMan, don't mess with my Bichon or I will sic all 12 pounds of Maddy on you. And another thing, Maddy likes to chew on shoes. Dyslexia's are in tatters. Laughing

BBB
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Col Man
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2004 12:58 am
erm ok Shocked Embarrassed :wink: Laughing
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CerealKiller
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2004 02:11 am
Never knew it was a popularity contest.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 6 Oct, 2004 01:02 pm
This is the new data (for September):

Alvaro Uribe - Colombia - 78% (+1)
Nestor Kirshner - Argentina - 63% (-10)
Carlos Mesa - Bolivia - 60% (-7)
Ricardo Lagos - Chile - 57% (-4)
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil - 58% (-2)
Antonio Saca - El Salvador - 57% (-19)
Vicente Fox - Mexico - 52% (-4)
George W. Bush - USA - 47% (=)
Hugo Chávez - Venezuela - 43% (+16)
Nicanor Duarte - Paraguay - 37% (-35, another wild swing)
Ricardo Maduro - Honduras - 37% (=)
Enrique Bolaños - Nicaragua - 30% (+8)
Paul Martin - Canada - 26% (=)
Lucio Gutiérrez - Ecuador - 25% (=)
Abel Pacheco - Costa Rica - 20% (-23)
Oscar Berger - Guatemala - 16% (-22)
Alejandro Toledo - Peru - 15% (+9)

No data for Uruguay, Dominican Republic or Panama.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2004 07:06 am
Cool thread.

So over these past four updates, these have been the most popular Presidents:

1. Alvaro Uribe - Colombia 75% (average of 4)
2. Nestor Kirshner - Argentina 73% (average of 4)
3. Carlos Mesa - Bolivia 69% (average of 3)
4. Antonio Saca - El Salvador 67% (average of 2)
5. Vicente Fox - Mexico 55% (average of 4)
6. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil 54% (average of 4)
7. Ricardo Lagos - Chile 54% (average of 4)
8. George W. Bush - USA 52% (average of 4)
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australia
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2004 07:15 am
Hows the Paraguay's president ratings from 8% to 37%. What a swing!

How can you have a popularity rating of 8% No wonder they are always having military coups in Paraguay.

It is probably why on the Argentina/Paraugay border, the car queue to get into argentina goes back for miles, while the other way it is empty.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2004 07:22 pm
australia wrote:
Hows the Paraguay's president ratings from 8% to 37%. What a swing!

How can you have a popularity rating of 8% No wonder they are always having military coups in Paraguay.

It is probably why on the Argentina/Paraugay border, the car queue to get into argentina goes back for miles, while the other way it is empty.


The country with traditionally lots of military coups is Bolivia. The average tenure of a President since independence is still less than 2 years, if I have my math right.

After decades of turmoil, Paraguay had one dictator, Alfredo Stroessner, from 1954 to 1989, and has moved since on the democratic path.

On border car queues: my guess is that it depends on the season. Both Argentina and Paraguay have become net population expellers.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 08:24 pm
New data (December- January):

Martin Torrijos - Panama - 90% (new President)
Alvaro Uribe - Colombia - 74% (-4)
Nestor Kirshner - Argentina - 73% (+10)
Antonio Saca - El Salvador - 70% (+13)
Ricardo Lagos - Chile - 66% (+9)
Rafael Fernandez - Dominican Republic - 65% (new President)
Carlos Mesa - Bolivia - 56% (-4)
Vicente Fox - Mexico - 55% (+2)
George W. Bush - USA - 50% (+3)
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Brazil - 45% (-13)
Abel Pacheco - Costa Rica - 45% (-25 -two wild swings in a row)
Nicanor Duarte - Paraguay - 44% (+8)
Hugo Chávez - Venezuela - 40% (-3)
Oscar Berger - Guatemala - 38% (+22; again, two wild swings)
Ricardo Maduro - Honduras - 36% (-1)
Paul Martin - Canada - 33% (+7)
Lucio Gutiérrez - Ecuador - 23% (-2)
Enrique Bolaños - Nicaragua - 15% (-15 )
Jorge Luis Battle - Uruguay - 14% (-3, from december 2004; -poll made after his party lost the elections)
Alejandro Toledo - Peru - 8% (-7)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 08:43 pm
Torrijos in Panama? Familiar name.
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