Poll: Alan Garcia’s Approval Rating Increases in Peru, Ollanta Humala not as Popular

(LIP-ir) — According to recent polls, Peru’s President Alan Garcia’s approval rating has been experiencing a slow but steady increase over the past months.

Peru’s La Republica newspaper reported that a survey done by the University of Lima Public Opinion Group showed that Peru’s president had an approval rating of 51 percent for the month of August.

According to the survey, when Peru’s people were asked whether they approve or disapprove of President Garcia’s administration, it was reported that over 51 percent support and approve of the president’s administration. On the contrary, 40 percent of the people polled do not approve of Garcia’s administration.

In addition, the survey showed that 45 percent approved of the work that Peru’s Prime Minister, Jorge del Castillo is doing, while 40 percent stated they did not approve of the work he is doing with the Council of Ministers.

Recent controversy over the purchase of police vehicles has apparently brought down the approval rating for Peru’s Minister of the Interior, Luis Alva Castro. It was reported that only 22 percent of the people surveyed approved of his work as minister.

When Peru’s people were asked about former presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, it was reported that 75 percent of the people polled expressed they disapproved of the Nationalist leader.

Polls were carried out by the University of Lima Public Opinion Group and were based on the results of polls done in 36 districts in Metropolitan Lima and Callao. Over 5 million people between the ages of 18 -70 were polled.

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