Buenos Aires, June 28 (RHC)-- Argentinean President Mauricio Macri’s approval rating has plummeted since he first assumed office, according to a newly-released study. The report says that the most dramatic fall in approval comes from lower-income regions, which have most severely felt the consequences of his economic policies.
According to Poliarquia Consultores, Macri entered office with a rating of 72 percent in January, but is now holding onto a 46 percent approval rating. Only 19 percent of respondents have a positive view of the situation in Argentina, compared to 42 percent that view it negatively; two-thirds found Macri responsible. Those that found the situation normal, or neutral, attributed it to former President Cristina Fernandez by 73 percent.
Poliarquia Consultores Director Alejandro Catterberg said that the Argentinean president polled the worst among respondents with a primary education -- a quarter of respondents that previously supported Macri now do not approve of him -- and in the northern and southern regions most affected by high inflation and a rise in the cost of public utilities.