Gasoline price hikes push President’s approval rating to new low

The January 1 gasoline price hikes have crushed whatever residual popularity the government had.  The latest Reforma poll showed Peña Nieto’s approval rating cut in half to a mere 12% in just one month and a corresponding increase in his disapproval rating.

Q: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Enrique Peña Nieto is doing his work as President?”

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59% of those surveyed said the gasoline price hikes had affected them “a lot” and another 26% said “some.”  Three out of five said they held the President responsible for the state of the economy.

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