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Poll: Nicaragua’s Ortega Enjoys High Approval Ratings

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his ruling party are enjoying high approval ratings
Poll: Nicaragua’s Ortega Enjoys High Approval Ratings

The report revealed that Ortega had a 74.1 percent rating with his Vice President Rosario Murillo not far behind at 73.7 percent.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his ruling party are enjoying high approval ratings.

According to a poll by M&R Consultants, the Nicaraguan government is strongly supported with a more than 70 percent positive rating.

The study also showed that 73.9 percent of families were happy with how the government was running the country. An even higher margin, 74.8 percent, believed that the conditions in the country had improved over the past half-a-decade.

The report showed that Ortega had a 74.1 percent rating and his Vice President Rosario Murillo was not far behind with a 73.7 percent nod of approval. Nearly 73 percent of people who participated in the study viewed the government is a unifying force for the nation.

The ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front held a marginal 51.5 percent general support, but a resounding 60.3 percent confidence vote.

Ortega has been in power since January 2007 and was re-elected last year. Over the decade he has been in power, his main focus became to reduce poverty in Nicaragua. Ortega stated that his administration, through job creation and social programs, has managed to reduce overall poverty from 42.5 to 29.5 percent in the last five years.

Data from the Central Bank showed that country maintain a stable economic growth of between 4.5 and 5 percent.

Source/teleSUR
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