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Venezuela: Maduro’s Approval Rating Down 10 Points Since Protests

By: PanAm Post Staff - May 6, 2014, 10:19 am

EspañolVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is living his worst days of popularity since assuming office. In April, 37 percent of the population approved his mandate — 10 points below his February level, when the protests began to spread throughout the nation.

A poll by the firm Datanalisis, published on Monday in El Universal, showed that the image of Hugo Chávez’s successor has been hit by inflation (the highest in the world), shortages of food and other basic products, and heightened crime.

According to the poll — conducted between March 31 and April 20 — 59.2 percent of those interviewed disapproved of the Maduro administration, and 37 percent viewed it positively.

Source: Reuters.