Humala suffers fall in popularity


President Ollanta Humala has suffered a big drop in popularity in the last month according to a Datum International Poll published in El Comercio and Living in Peru.

In this latest poll the president’s approval rating has fallen from 55% in May to 43% in June, with disapproval rising from 37% to 49% in the same period.

Mining conflicts are still taking their toll on the president’s popularity with 54% disapproving of his handling of social conflicts. The fight against terrorism comes next with 53% disapproving and then the fight against drug trafficking, with 52% disapproving. The president comes out with 50% disapproval when interviewees were asked about public safety.

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