Mexican president'south approval rating drops to record low amid scandals

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 7:19 PM

The president'south approval in the poll for daily newspaper Reforma fell to thirty percent, compared to thirty-nine % in December, while sixty-six % of respondents declare they object of Pena Nieto'south work performance.

President Enrique Pena Nieto'south approval rating has fallen to a record low, according to a poll published in one of Mexico'south leading newspapers on Wednesday, pummeled for his failure to combat corruption scandals.

The president'south approval in the poll for daily newspaper Reforma fell to thirty percent, compared to thirty-nine % in December, while sixty-six % of respondents declare they object of Pena Nieto'south job performance.

Both figures label a historic low for any Mexican president going back at minimum two decades in a Reforma poll, the newspaper said.

Pena Nieto'south support has been mainly driven down by public disapproval over corruption and his handling of efforts to combat poverty and lift the economy, the poll said. Pena Nieto, his wife and his finance minister have all been accused of conflicts of interest centering on properties.

The poll surveyed 1.200 adult Mexicans between April 7-10, and has a edge of mistake of less than 3.8 percent.

Local pollster BGC has given Pena Nieto an even lower approval rating - twenty-one % in February, which was its own lowest reading for him.

Pena Nieto became president in December two thousand twelve and below Mexican duration limits will step down after his six-year term.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Simon Gardner and Bill Trott)

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