President López Obrador ended 2022 with a 56% approval rating, according to the latest poll conducted by the newspaper El Financiero.
His disapproval rating was 43%.
The survey was carried out via telephone among 1,100 adults across all 32 Mexican states.
The president’s approval rating has remained largely steady since February 2022, fluctuating by only three percentage points over the last 11 months.
Citizens’ assessment of the president’s honesty improved slightly between November and December, going from 53% to 57%. In terms of perception of his leadership, the rating rose one point, from 51% to 52%.
In terms of specific issue areas, 41% of respondents praised the president’s handling of the economy, while 46% expressed unfavorable opinions. This marks an improvement from last month, when 35% had a positive perception. And three months ago, only 26% held a favorable opinion.
Some good news for AMLO included a rising positive assessment of his handling of the economy, despite rising inflation throughout the year. Also, for the first time in 2022, favorable opinions about his handling of corruption exceeded unfavorable ones.
Perceptions of President López Obrador’s handling of public security remained the same as in November, at 36%, the highest level recorded in 2022. The majority of respondents, or 52%, said they had a negative opinion about his government’s handling of public safety.
Regarding the López Obrador administration’s handling of corruption, favorable opinions exceeded unfavorable ones for the first time in 2022, at 43% and 39% respectively. This number exceeds the previous high of 38%.
When respondents were asked what they see as the primary problem in the country, 43% mentioned insecurity and 27% mentioned economic problems.
Of those polled, 39% believe the country is on the right track compared to 28% who believe it is on the wrong track.
This marks a major improvement from November, when only 31% believed the country was on the right track and 34% believed the opposite.
With reports from El Financiero