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Monday, April 06, 2009

President Correa Stays Popular in Ecuador

March 31, 2009

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa enjoys a high level of public support, according to a poll by Cedatos/Gallup. 60 per cent of respondents approve of Correa’s performance, down one point since February.

Correa, a former finance minister, ran for president as an independent leftist under the Alliance Country (AP) banner. In November 2006, Correa defeated Álvaro Noboa of the Institutional Renewal Party of National Action (PRIAN) in a run-off with 56.69 per cent of the vote. He officially took over as Ecuador’s head of state in January 2007. Correa’s party nominated no candidates to the National Congress.

In September 2008, Ecuadorian voters ratified a new constitution in a nationwide referendum. The draft was approved by the pro-government majority in the Constituent Assembly. Under the terms of the new constitution, Ecuador will hold a new presidential election on Apr. 19. Correa is eligible for a new term in office and is seeking re-election.

On Mar. 26, Correa dismissed rumours about changes to the dollarization of Ecuador’s economy—which began in 2000—saying, "This president guarantees to you that there is no plan whatsoever to exit dollarization. [The rumours] are another vile calumny by eternal opponents who hope to win a few votes in the next election."

Polling Data

Do you approve or disapprove of Rafael Correa’s performance as president?

Mar. 2009

Feb. 2009

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Source: Cedatos/Gallup
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 2,766 Ecuadorian adults, conducted from Mar. 6 to Mar. 10, 2009. Margin of error is 5 per cent.

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