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Unpopular Presidencies

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 08:12 pm
New update:

Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 95% (new)
Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 82% (-2 from last measurement)
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 64% (+9)
Hugo Chàvez (Venezuela) 62% (+8)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 59% (-2)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 59% (+4)
Antonio Saca (El Salvador) 56% (+1)
Leonel Fernàndez (Dominican Republic) 55% (+9)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 54% (+1)
Martín Torrijos (Panama) 50% (-1)
Michelle Bachelet (Chile) 42% (-2)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 40% (-5)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 39% (-10)
Stephen Harper (Canada) 36% (+2)
Manuel Zelaya (Honduras) 34% (-4)
George W. Bush (USA) 33% (+3)
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 29% (+3)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 28% (-16)
Alán García (Peru) 22% (-10)
Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) 18% (-3)
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2009 12:25 pm
New update, just in time for Obama's inauguration


Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 70% (-12 from last measurement)
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 70% (+6)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 70% (+16)
Hugo Chávez (Venezuela) 64% (+2)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 62% (+3)
Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 60% (-35)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 56% (-3)
Antonio Saca (El Salvador) 56% (=)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 49% (+9)
Martín Torrijos (Panama) 46% (-4)
Michelle Bachelet (Chile) 46% (-4)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 45% (+6)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 44% (+16)
Leonel Fernàndez (Dominican Republic) 38% (-17)
Stephen Harper (Canada) 36% (=)
Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) 36% (+18)
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 28% (-1)
George W. Bush (USA) 27% (-6)
Manuel Zelaya (Honduras) 25% (-9)
Alán García (Peru) 25% (+3)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2009 01:24 pm
@fbaezer,
Tangent, tangent -- I seem to remember Lugo is a big name in California history, got to look that up.


Answering self, yes, it was a land grant family (Rancho San Antonio).
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2009 05:32 pm
New update, Obama's first measurement.


Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 70% (= from last measurement)
Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 69% (-1)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 68% (+6)
Antonio Saca (El Salvador) 66% (+10; his party lost the presidency, so it's also an acknowledgment of commitment to democracy)
Barack Obama (USA ) 61% (new)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 60% (-10)
Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 60% (=)
Michelle Bachelet (Chile) 59% (+13)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 58% (+2)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 53% (+4)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 49% (+5)
Martín Torrijos (Panama) 48% (+2)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 45% (=)
Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic) 38% (=)
Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) 38% (+2)
Alán García (Peru) 34% (+9)
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 29% (+1)
Manuel Zelaya (Honduras) 25% (=)


Who would have said that, in the midst of the economic crisis, most of the presidents got a better rating now?
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2009 09:52 pm
@fbaezer,
Don't we tend to cling to our presidential daddies/mummies more in hard times? (unless we think they MADE 'em bad.)
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 03:53 pm
Recent Measurements:

Mauricio Funes (El Salvador) 84% (new)
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 81% (+11 from last measurement)
Michelle Bachelet (Chile) 76% (+17; she's gone from 46% to 76% in a year)
Ricardo Martinelli (Panama) 77% (new)
Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 70% (+1)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 62% (-6)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 61% (+8)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 60% (+2)
Barack Obama (USA ) 52% (-9)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 51% (-9)
Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 50% (-10)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 46% (+1)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 37% (-12)
Alán García (Peru) 27% (-7)
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 23% (-6)


Interesting to note that the President in the last place in popularity on this list, last April, was Manuel Zelaya, ousted by a military coup in Honduras.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 03:15 pm
Recent Measurements:

Ricardo Martinelli (Panama) 91% (+14 since last measurement)
Mauricio Funes (El Salvador) 88% (+4)
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 83% (+2 )
Michelle Bachelet (Chile) 81% (+5)
Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 64% (-6)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 61% (=)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 60% (=)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 55% (-7)
Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 50% (=)
Barack Obama (USA ) 48% (-4)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 46% (=)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 42% (+5)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 42% (-9)
Stephen Harper (Canada) 32% (-4 from 1 year ago)
Alán García (Peru) 29% (+2)
Daniel Ortega 26%(-12 from April 2009 )
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 19% (-4)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 04:07 pm
@fbaezer,
I thought Bachelet got voted out recently..
fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 04:16 pm
@ossobuco,
Bachelet is very popular. Herself.
There is no inmediate reelection in Chile.
The candidate who lost in the second round, Eduardo Frei, was the candidate of "Concertación", the same Socialist-Christian Democrat coalition that led Bachelet into power.
Bachelet (like her predecesor Lagos) is a member of the Socialist party; Frei (like first President from Concertación Aylwin), a Christian Democrat.
Internal bickering within Concertación (and the election of a candidate with little or no charisma) was enough for a soft Chilean turn to the right.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 04:19 pm
@fbaezer,
I must be mixing her up with someone, will have to look around for who that could be. Is/was she a doctor? a person who tends to get groups to compromise, compromise maybe not being the right word?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 04:30 pm
@ossobuco,
This isn't the article I'm remembering - it's on frey not making it -
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/world/americas/18chile.html?scp=3&sq=michelle%20bachelet&st=cse

This not it either - but she is whom I'm remembering - I remember liking her from afar..
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/world/americas/29bachelet.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=michelle%20bachelet&st=cse

So why didn't she run again - other things to do? Not eligible? I might have read why but I forget.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 04:35 pm
@ossobuco,
oops, Frei.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 05:03 pm
@ossobuco,
Ah, I see. No consecutive term under the constitution.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/world/americas/13chile.html?scp=8&sq=michelle%20bachelet&st=cse

Whatever article I read however many months ago elaborated on some criticisms against her - in terms of lack of progress because of all the effort to forge some kinds of consensus.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 07:52 pm
My friend and colleague Fransink noticed that 3 on the top 4 are moderate leftists and 3 on the bottom 5 are populist leftists.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 07:54 pm
@fbaezer,
And what does economics have to do with all this? (I am econ stupid, but figure it matters.)
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 08:53 pm
@ossobuco,
I'd guess that responsible income re-distribution policies are aprooved by the majority and irresponsible social polarization of society is not (except in the case of Evo Morales, which would leave us a lot to think about Bolivia's peculiarities).
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 09:01 pm
@fbaezer,
That makes immediate sense to me - is this reflected in the chart, or list?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 09:19 pm
@ossobuco,
In a sense.
We have Funes, Lula and Bachelet among the top (with Vázquez doing very well), and Correa, Ortega and Fernández sharing the bottom with hapless Harper.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2010 09:25 pm
@fbaezer,
Much for me to look at, and I will, thanks for the clues.

I just read Updike's Brazil.. which was a construct around a construct around more constructs, which is why I wasn't a lit major, no patience for all of it. I made it to the last page, but gnashing teeth.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 05:06 pm
Recent Measurements:

Mauricio Funes (El Salvador) 83% (-5 since lasst measurement)
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva (Brasil) 76% (-7 )
Ricardo Martinelli (Panama) 69% (-22)
Evo Morales (Bolivia) 66% (+6)
Alvaro Uribe (Colombia) 63% (-1)
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay) 61% (=)
Leonel Fernández (Dominican Rep.) 57% (+19 from one year ago)
Felipe Calderón (Mexico) 53% (-2)
Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) 50% (=)
Barack Obama (USA ) 48% (=)
Alvaro Colom (Guatemala) 43% (-3)
Oscar Arias (Costa Rica) 42% (=)
Rafael Correa (Ecuador) 41% (-1)
Cristina Fernández (Argentina) 35% (+14)
Stephen Harper (Canada) 26% (-6)
Alán García (Peru) 26% (-3)
Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) 26% (= )

The popularity of Hugo Chávez has been increasingly difficult to measure, since Venezuela has become an increasingly difficult country for pollsters.
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