Sunday, October 30, 2011

Government confidence in Latin America

As always, the latest results from the Latinobarómetro poll give us plenty to chew on. For today I will take a look at government confidence. Across the region, it has dropped a bit in recent years but has increased a lot over the past 15 years.

Left and center-left governments tend to get high marks, with the right and center-right lower (and I think the latter would include Peru as well, depending on the timing of the polling). I am a bit surprised to see Brazil that low. Venezuela's relatively high numbers show why Hugo Chávez has a solid chance of winning again next year.

As the narrative notes, there is more confidence in government in Latin America than there is in Europe, though that is damning with faint praise.


Randy Paul 6:41 PM  

Regarding Brazil, I wouldn't be too surprised. Lula was always going to be a tough act to follow - and much of the public positively hates the legislature.

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