According to the latest survey from International Consulting Services (ICS), 53.2% of Venezuelan polled approved of President Maduro’s administration, while 71.4% said that opposition political party Democratic Unity Committee (MUD, by its Spanish language acronym) was doing “somewhat poorly” or “very poorly.”
In an interview with news channel Noticias24, Simón Córdova, the director of ICS, said that the poll was conducted between October 16 and 26 using a sample of 1,378 people polled at their homes, and that it had a 95% confidence interval and a margin of error of +/- 2.7%.
Among other results, the poll found that 51.9% of respondents believe the country will improve with Maduro as president, while 68.2% believe the country would get worse with the MUD party in power.
“There is a government that is being pressed for solutions and, according to the responses, President Nicolás Maduro and his government team are the ones to solve problems in the short, medium and long term,” Córdova said.
He added that the opposition coalition has made errors that have gradually eroded its public support. “They have been unable to build and emotional bridge to the Venezuelan people, who no longer believe in the rhetoric or proposals of opposition leaders,” the ICS director noted.
Respondents were also asked about the upcoming 2015 parliamentary elections. The survey found that 43.6% are leaning towards voting for the Unite Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its allies, while 31.6% are leaning towards the opposition and 11.4% would not vote for either.
AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy in the US / October 30, 2014