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.