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IEP Poll: 73% of the population is in favor of holding a general election this year

Congressional and Executive Disapproval Continues to Rise, Latest IEP Poll | Font: ONPE

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The current socio-political crisis continues to lead to loss of life. Yesterday, Saturdaydied on the day of protests against the government and Congress Viktor Santisteban Yaksavilka (aged 55) who received emergency care at the Grau de Essalud emergency hospital.

Despite the serious situation of violence and uncertainty that is observed daily in the country, last Friday Congress of the Republic failed to reach a consensus to approve the holding of general elections this year, which is one of the main demands of the mobilized population.

In this regard, the latest survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) for the daily Republic indicates that 73% of the population stands for holding such elections this year; while 20% of citizens believe that they should be given in April 2024. Only 5% believe that they should be held in 2026.

According to the aforementioned poll, the population that is in favor of this year’s elections is mainly located in the country’s rural areas, in the southern zone and in sectors D and E.

Executive and Congressional disapproval grows

On the other hand, a poll IOP indicates that 76% of respondents disapproves of presidential leadership Dina Boluarte, a figure that rose by 5 percentage points in just over a week. Recall that in the latest IEP poll, conducted from January 7 to 12, it was recorded that the disapproval of the president was 71%.

Also 75% of the population stands for the head of state I’m over it responsible, and 25% do not agree with this option.

Continuing with the executive branch, with respect to the administration of the prime minister Alberto Otarola, 71% of respondents do not approve of his work as chairman of the Council of Ministers.

Regarding disagreement with parliamentseems to keep growing. 89% of the population reject the current parliamentary governance, a figure that has also risen by one percentage point in a matter of days. In addition, 74% are in favor of closing the Congress.

Similarly, 76% of citizens disapprove of the leadership of the president of Congress, Joseph Williams, a percentage that is up 4 points from the previous survey. Only 14% approve of his leadership as head of the Legislative Assembly.

Identification with protest

The first part of the study carried out IOPpublished yesterday shows that 59% of the population feels identified with the protest, the main slogan of which is the resignation of the president Dina Boluarte and the immediate promotion of general elections. Meanwhile, 37% of those surveyed said they did not feel identified.

Needless to say, identification with the current protest seems to be growing. In a previous survey, it was noted that 50% of the population she felt identified with the protest; that is, in just over a week there was an increase of 9%.

In addition, in a recent survey IOP It was determined that 59% of the population believe that the current protests in the country “justified”. 36% think not.

On the other hand, with regard to the actions of the forces of law and order – the police and the military – in response to the protest, 56% of the respondents believe that “there were excesses” From your side. 26% believe they have treated the protests “correctly”.

However, a particularly important fact is that 51% of those polled were in favor of law enforcement “using all means” to “control” the protests in case they escalate into violence. 42% disagreed with this possible trial.

In addition, regarding the mobilization in Lima on January 19, 27% of respondents indicated that this measure aroused the feeling of “solidarityThis perception was 27% in metropolitan Lima, 28% in urban areas nationwide and 23% in rural areas.

In turn, in descending order, 26% of those surveyed said that this mobilization caused a feeling “grief (sadness)”; eighteen% “hope”, with 24% in Peru’s rural sector; and 16% “anger”, with 20% in Metropolitan Lima.

Data sheet

review IOP It was applied between 21 and 25 January this year against 1,214 people over 18 in Lima metropolitan and regions of the country. Its margin of error is +/- 2.8 points.

Source: RPP

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