Saturday, December 20, 2008

New IUDOP poll

A new poll from the Public Opinion Institute at the University of Central America in San Salvador (IUDOP) has been released. The poll shows the FMLN with a signficant lead in all categories for the upcoming 2009 elections, including a 16 point lead in the race for president.









PartyMayorsDeputiesPresident
None4.3%4.8%4.2%
FMLN34.6%40.5%44.2%
ARENA27.1%25.3%28%
PCN8.3%4.3%1.1%
PDC6.2%3.7%0.8%
CD0.2%0.2%
FDR0.2%0.3%
Don't know/
Won't say
19%20.8%21.6%


Other results of interest from the poll:
  • 50% of those polled have little or no confidence in the upcoming elections.

  • 62% believe the economic condition of the country worsened in the past year.

  • 80% believe the cost of living increased a lot during 2008.

  • 62% agree with the statement - "if ARENA wins the next elections, the rich will be richer and the poor will be poorer."

  • 63% disagree that an FMLN win will negatively impact relations with the US

  • In the race for mayor of San Salvador, Violeta Menjivar of the FMLN leads Norman Quijano of ARENA 49% to 35%

  • The most trusted institutions in El Salvador are the Catholic and Evangelical churches

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ARENA, las resultados de las elecciones de 2009 serán su tumba. Adios pendejos.No lloras para mi Freddy Cristiani.

Anonymous said...

<<63% disagree that an FMLN win will negatively impact relations with the US>>

With a guy who pretty much shares the FMLN's agenda in the White House, methinks 63% are absolutely correct!

E-V

Bill said...

Tim, thanks for your blog. The paucity of decent English language news about El Salvador is dented by the steady stream of information you provide.

I hope that the run-up to the elections is peaceful and not too much dominated by the ginned-up scandals of the Diario de Hoy type.

Happy Holidays!