Support for left-wing Chilean President Gabriel Boric and the planned new constitution hit a record low, with a majority of the population indicating the economy is stagnant or deteriorating, according to a poll by private company Cadem on Monday.
According to the Cadem Plaza Publica survey, 59% of Chileans disapprove of Boric’s government, a new low since he took office in March, as his approval rate fell 5 percentage points from a week ago to 34% from 40%.
At the same time, 91% of the Andean population sees the economy stagnating or deteriorating; this is the worst assessment since mid-2020, when the right-wing Sebastian Piñera is still in office and the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies across the country. around the world, data from Cadem showed.
Support for a new Constitution, which dates back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and was prepared to replace the current one deemed suitable for financial markets, also dropped to 33% after reaching 56% in January. call.
The new draft, which should be finalized next month, will be voted on in a referendum on September 4.
In another survey published Monday by Activa Research, 44.4% of respondents said they would reject the new Constitution and 25% would support it, while support for Boric, 36, ranged from 34% to 40%.