Politics 26-11-2018

'CFK beats Macri in voting intention in the face of elections'

Argentine ex-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner heads a poll on the intention to vote for the 2019 presidential elections.

This is revealed by a "confidential" survey by Aresco, one of the consultants that it measures for the Government and which was recently accessed by the Argentine newspaper Clarín .

In the poll, with respect to the intention to vote in the face of the presidential elections of 2019, scenarios are proposed for the PASO (primary), a first round and a ballot. The voting intention numbers for the PASO and the first round are similar: Fernández scores in both, with 31.9% and 33.3%, while the current president, Mauricio Macri, is still stuck with 30.7% and 32 , 6%.

Regarding the ballot, there is something similar to the STEP and the first round. The crossing of the Cristina and Macri tendencies (ups and downs) makesthe exmandataria achieve to be above, by very little: 39.3% to 38.8%.

The survey conducted nationwide by telephone between November 20 and 21, 4631 people over 16 years of age eligible to vote, and with a margin of error of +/- 1.47%, also evaluates the management of Macri and of the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal.

Both have more negative numbers than positive ones. Macri disapproves 60.4% and the governor, 53.3% of respondents. In the case of the head of state, it is a constant decline since November of last year.

The breakpoint for the Administration of Change, according to the survey, is the economy, which for 45.9% is "very bad", and for 27.8% "bad", adding between them a 73.7% .

Once the work is finished, Aresco concludes that 70% of Argentines are just as bad or worse with respect to the beginning of Macri's management. Half of the country is pessimistic about its personal and family economic situation for the next months.

It also points out that 2 out of 10 Argentines evaluate in a positive way the current economic situation, and only one third of the respondents maintain their favorable expectations about the economy of the country in the future.

The Argentine head of stateeliminated several ministries , as part of the readjustments to access aloan from the International Monetary Fund(IMF), requested to avoid the economic crisis. All these measures have madeMacri one of the most unpopular presidentsof the South American country, according to several polls.

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