Friday, June 3, 2011

Chart of the day is....

...the Presidential approval ratings for Chile's Sebastian Piñera, out yesterday.

 That question says, "Independently of your own political position, do you approve or disapprove of the way on which Sebastian Piñera is running his government?"
At 36% approval and 56% disapproval in the Adimark/GfK poll (one of Chile's more respected pollsters) it's easily the worst he's polled and worse than anything suffered by his predecessor, Michelle Bachelet, even in her dog days of the Santiago public transport system snafu (remember that?). According to the pollsters, Piñera's been hit by the HydroAysén project issue, the subsequent images of social disorder (and tear gas attacks used to quell them) as well as a lacklustre May 21st speech. Read the whole report by downloading it from this link right here.