Latin America: opinion leaders' approval rate 2018, by president

This statistic shows the approval rate of selected Latin American presidents according to opinion leaders and journalists in October 2018. During the survey, 91 percent of respondents said that they disapproved of Nicolás Maduro's performance as president of Venezuela. Among the presidents shown in the graph, the Uruguayan president Tabaré Vazquez had the highest approval rate among opinion leaders and journalists, with 75 percent.

Opinion leaders and journalists' approval of the performance of selected Latin American presidents as of October 2018

ApproveDisapproveNo answer
Tabaré Vázquez (Uruguay)75%14%11%
Sebastián Piñera (Chile)64%32%4%
Lenín Moreno (Ecuador)59%27%14%
Martín Vizcarra (Peru)59%21%20%
Iván Duque (Colombia)57%26%17%
Mauricio Macri (Argentina)48%49%3%
Juan Carlos Varela (Panama)40%18%42%
Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico)31%62%7%
Evo Morales (Bolivia)31%66%3%
Miguel Díaz-Canel (Cuba)23%60%17%
Michel Temer (Brazil)22%73%5%
Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua)4%90%6%
Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela)3%91%6%
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Release date

November 2018


Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

October 2 to 29, 2018

Number of respondents

362 respondents

Special properties

Among opinion leaders and journalists who publish their work in Latin American media

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

The survey included 14 Latin American countries.

The original question posed on the survey was: '¿En qué medida aprueba usted el desempeño de los siguientes gobernantes?'

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