Salvadorans' view of their country
Salvadorans have not felt good about the general situation in their country for a long while. For as long as I have been writing about public opinion polls in this blog, the majority of Salvadorans have told pollsters that the country is in a bad way and getting worse.
This week's La Prensa Grafica poll results are more of the same.
69.3% of those polled said the general state of the country was bad, while only 13.6% said it was good. This was actually a slight improvement over LPG's last poll in February.
The reported gang truce has led to a perception among those polled that the level of homicides has gone down and that the security situation in the country has somewhat improved. An increasing number of people (35.6%) say the economy is the biggest problem facing the country.
Although 63.9% of the population believes the country is on the wrong course, 65% approve of the job the president Mauricio Funes is doing. Funes completes his third year in office this week.