Recent opinion polling

Recent opinion poll results were published on the Periódico News Millenium website. Some highlights:
  • President Mauricio Funes has a 65% approval rating.   While it's still a strong rating, it does show ongoing slippage from the early days of his administration. 
  • Party preferences for the 2012 elections of mayors and the National Assembly show right wing ARENA and left wing FMLN each polling between 25 and 30%. No other party shows particular strength and most people are undecided. This has been the pattern in most recent elections.
  • Salvadorans are equally divided on what to do with the case of the murder of the Jesuits. 43% say the case should be reopened and 41% say no.