Saturday, June 06, 2009

IUDOP opinion poll -- looking back and looking forward

Shortly before the transfer of power in El Salvador on June 1, the Public Opinion Institute at the University of Central America released an opinion poll. The poll asked Salvadorans to look back at the outgoing Saca administration and forward towards the incoming FMLN government. The poll's findings include a grade for Tony Saca of 5.85 on a 10 point scale, as citizens believe that both poverty and crime had increased during his 5 years in office. In contrast, 7 of 10 Salvadorans believe that the country will improve under the Funes administration. If there are improvements, Salvadorans do not believe they will be lead by the National Assembly, because 75% of Salvadorans believe the legislature has little or no representation of their interests. Read the rest of the poll results here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

After twenty some odd years of the same, it's always positive to try something new. Salvadoraneans have high hopes in the future and we all look toward to a brighter tomorrow.

Funes seems like the right man for the job. Let's hope so. But then, opinions are like ass holes, everyone has one.

Anonymous said...

This Blog visited by people who are obviously stuck in the past. One only reads about things that supposedly happened 20, 30 or more years ago!

Who cares what happened then, when we have "now" to worry about.

Or am I wrong, and this is ment as a memory site for the aged.

Anonymous said...

Funes is the Salvadorean version of Larry King Live. A poor country that doesn't have much to choose from to lead it into the twenty first century.

All we need now is Sarah Palin as president of the U.S.A.

Perhaps Barack Obama is the sole surviving statesman in the world today.

Anonymous said...

Yep, why do you think he called "Tonito Pupu"