Ortega’s 80% approval rating

The more Nicaraguans see of President Daniel Ortega, the more they like his work.

A new poll published by Siglo Nuevo shows President Ortega’s approval rating is at 80%, while only 7.7% of the population disapproves of their leader’s job performance. Meanwhile, 11.8% said they think Ortega is doing “more or less” an awesome job as president, while .5% drooled on themselves.

The poll also showed that 70% of the population believes Nicaragua’s government is “Socialist, Christian and in Solidarity,” while 13.2% still haven’t gotten the message. (Note to the First Lady: maybe you should try mentioning this more often so people get the idea. And more billboards!)

The poll also revealed that 77.6% of those polled say they will vote in the municipal elections next November—a clear sign of the overwhelming confidence most citizens have in past and future election results in Nicaragua, according to Siglo Nuevo pollster Tomás Valdez.

The poll also shows that 76.7% of Nicaraguans are hopeful and confident about the future, while 10% are weeping softly on the toilet.

Among the government’s many social achievements, 88% think free education is a good idea and 85% are happy about free healthcare. There were a bunch of other questions that people were about 74 percent in favor of.

Politically, 56.3% of the population identifies as a member of the Sandinista Front, while less than 5% of the population identifies as PLC, which seems generous. A hopeful 3.6% sympathize with the Liberal Independent Party (¡Fabio 2016!), and slightly more than 30% of the population says they don’t want nothing to do with nobody.

The Siglo Nuevo polling firm, which is well respected in Sandinista media circles, says it took its survey sample from 10,000 people and has a level of confidence of 95% – slightly better than the president’s.

  • http://no Machiaveli

    The USA needs to punish the Nicaraguans for choosing wrongly and for approving what the Nicaraguan Government is accomplishing. Take away the waivers! That will change their mind. Good political points for US politicians on both sides during an election year! Worrying and sad. We really have become an ill-informed, gullible and all consuming society. Just buy the latest ‘new and improved’ tomato juice that’s what will keep you happy….

  • CJ

    Machiaveli, you’re either a fascist or an idiot. I’m gonna go with the latter.

    • http://no Machiaveli

      Fascism according to Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Philosophy of government that stresses the primacy and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state’s authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged. Fascism arose during the 1920s and ’30s partly out of fear of the rising power of the working classes; it differed from contemporary communism (as practiced under Joseph Stalin) by its protection of business and landowning elites and its preservation of class systems. The leaders of the fascist governments of Italy (192243), Germany (193345), and Spain (193975)Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Francowere portrayed to their publics as embodiments of the strength and resolve necessary to rescue their nations from political and economic chaos. Japanese fascists (193645) fostered belief in the uniqueness of the Japanese spirit and taught subordination to the state and personal sacrifice.

      Your comment represents and describes the essence of what you claim I am.

      • Emilio

        If you actually think that Nicaraguans “chose” Ortega, you should read up on the constitutional shams that led up to his 2006 “election” and read up some more on the continuing constitutional shams that allowed for his 2011 “reelection” … when you’ve finished, if you still feel that Nicaraguans “chose” him, then write all you want about how Nicaraguans should be punished.

  • Nero

    Cj, it goes without saying that everyone is entitled to their opinion. We live in a free society, not under a communist regime. Have a nice day.

  • http://yes Catullus

    Machiaveli sounds like one of those idiots who live comfortably in the west but longingly yearn for the radicalism of the khmer rouge.

  • tdc782

    I’m curious. How many of those 10,000 people polled need to be pro-Daniel to keep their jobs? The way things are going, I too have the utmost confidence in Ortega. Not because I agree with him, but because I think he’s doing a great job of making sure Nicaragua stays oppressed.

  • http://yes Catullus

    Machiaveli, thanks for copy/pasting an encyclopedia article, but let me walk you through your misguidedness. First of all, this article is not about the waiver, it is a parody of the comandante’s inflated statistics. Second, you need to learn how to properly use and understand sarcasm, since instead of sounding witty or informed, you come across as myopic and dimwitted. Third, while it is true that the comandante’s social initiatives have had some measure of success, their implementation have been marked by clientelismo (look it up), caudillismo, rampant corruption, and the complete destruction of Nicaragua’s institutions. In a sentence, Nicaragua is back to the confusion between party-family-state that characterized the Somoza years. Would you feign disgust if the US cancelled aid to a right-wing dictator? I didn’t think so.

  • http://aol EL JUSTICIERO

    porque no hacen una verdadera encusta,que el bachi no les tenga que pagar para que le den un rating tan grande.usen a encuetadoras de re-nombre no de pulperias.

  • Carla Chamorro

    Actually is 137.43 % you ignorant!

    • Rodrigo Monjarrez

      Too offensive dear, and totally unnecessary, it is what it is!

      Don’t need to display your ignorance by reveling your lack of argument.

  • Don H

    FYI, nobody, no matter how popular gets those type of favorable ratings. This poll due to its ridiculous claims diminishes any positive numbers Daniel has.

  • SAD

    Now Tim I didn’t know you were starting to write Comedy. I gotta good laugh out a this one. Keep up the good work.

  • Gerardo

    The leaders of German Democratic Republic had 99% results, but the whole state disappeared because of popular protest (and a bit of Gorbachov), b ecause it w as not socialism what that state practised. And Nicaragua’s ruling party or family is of the same ideology. So there is hope.

  • Karl H.

    She forgets more and more to control her face and instead shows too much routine and boredom and oppressed impatience, when confronting the people. People will maybe feel this soon, this lack of real interest in them.

    And what does his face and always identical expression and style and completely unexciting voice tell us? Any body language analyst at hand?

    She is bored, he is boring.

  • Lee

    Please don’t punish the people for whatever your opinion may be. The millennium account hurts children and elderly and poor. Your ideas do not help them, they hurt instead, and turns possible friends into enemies!

  • chinandega75

    80% wow who paid who? Good and funny comments

  • daverick4u

    THIS POLL IS BULLSHIT, SURELY WAS JUST FOR “CPC`S” AND “ASS KISSERS” FROM THE GOVERNMENT, I REFUSED MYSELF TO BELIEVE THAT NICARAGUANS ARE SO BLIND TO THINK LIKE THAT, AND I HOPE THE FIRST LADY WONT SEE YOUR NOTE TIM, WE HAVE MORE THAT ENOUGH BILLBOARDS AND A LOT OF MONEY HAVE BEEN WASTING FROM OUR TAXES IN THAT MATTER!!! ITS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS…

    • Rodrigo Monjarrez

      Don’t suffer, you don’t have to believe it, you have to accept it, as a fact…It is what it is!

  • Jaime

    Bush – Florida – 2000 elections – let those without sin cast the first stone.
    Obama NewYearsEve 2011 – Patriot act – removal of Habeus Corpus – Military acting on homeland …….. Every US citizen is now liable to arrest and incarceration WITHOUT TRIAL- 2 fundamental constitutional rights removed without question from the public. – USA now = police state. Do not throw stones at Nicaragua.

  • sayayuca

    Come on ND, use some of that CIA supplied money and paid for a poll to your taste. You can also do it! Don’t be stingy and open up those pockets…….

  • El Macho Raton Rivense

    It is well known fact that the polling company is owned by Rosario Murillo through a puppet board.

    By the way, Sadam Hussein got 98% of the vote in 2002

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