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AMLO’s approval rises to 73%

by Yucatan Times
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador raised his level of approval among Mexicans to 73%, prior to his first government report, revealed the polling house Enkoll, in a joint exercise with “La Silla Rota“, “Noticias MVS” and “Publimetro”.

This percentage represents an increase of three points over the previous measurement, made in May this year when the popularity of the president was positioned at 70%.

The population aged 65 or over was the one with the highest approval rating with 79%, followed by young people aged 18 to 24 who presented an approval rating of 76%. In contrast, people aged 45 to 64 gave a pass of 69%, the lowest level of the exercise.

The study conducted throughout the country, detailed that Mexicans believe that insecurity is the country’s main problem followed by corruption, which dropped two points over last May.

Unlike previous deliveries, unemployment increased from 5% to 7%.

Government support
When asked if they received any support from the federal government, 11% answered in the affirmative, of which 43% were people 65 years of age or older; 11% from 18 to 24 years of age; and 9% from 34 to 44 years of age.

The socioeconomic levels that give the most support to AMLO were stratum E (poor) with 24% and D+ (Lower middle class).

Mexicans with low expectations
About the future of the country in the next 12 years:

  • 51% think it will improve a lot (10% less than in May)
  • 15% that will stay the same
  • 30% say it will get worse (13% more than in May)
  • People who do not identify with any party continue to increase from 34% to 45% in just two months.


  • Men and women 18 years of age and older, with INE voter credentials.
  • 1,500 face-to-face interviews
  • Performed August 23-28, 2019 under a multi-stage probability sampling scheme. The results have a margin of error around +/-2.53% with a 95% confidence level in the main indicators.
  • The sample was generated by means of a probabilistic, multi-stage scheme, using as a sample frame the total of the electoral sections of the country.
  • The selection of Electoral Sections (SE) in the sample was made with Probability Proportional to Size (PPT) according to its nominal list (150 SE).
  • Within each SE in sample, 2 blocks were randomly selected, with systematic sampling, with the database ordered by SE and in the interior, by dwellings in the blocks of the electoral sections.
  • Within each block in the sample, 5 homes were selected; the sample was 1,500 residences.


The Yucatan Times

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