ARENA and Saca popular in recent polls

Some recent polls from November show that President Tony Saca and the ARENA party continue to be popular in El Salvador.

A poll taken by La Prensa asked respondents who they were likely to vote for in the March 2006 legislative elections, 17 months away:

ARENA -- 41.3%

FMLN -- 14.1%

Undecided -- 39.0%

With the election so far away, this poll is probably useful only for identifying the hard core supporters of the two major parties.

Another poll asked respondents to rate President Saca on a scale of 1-10. His average November 2004 rating was 7.1, down from 7.4 in September, but still a favorable mark.