May 15, 2022 11:11 am

What worries the Argentines? An economic problem clings to the top spot

2021 scored several records. Despite some attempts by the government to control it, the inflation December reached 3.8% and the year closed with a rise of 50.9%, it was the largest annual rise since 1991 and it was far from the forecasts of the Minister of Economy Martin Guzman. The numbers are replicated in the concerns of the population. According to a study of Management & Fit, inflation is the main problem.

34.4% of those consulted answered that the main problem in the country at this time is inflation and the rise in rates. The podium is completed with corruption (26.7%) Y insecurity (13.1%). Fourth place is occupied by poverty (9.7%) and fifth by unemployment (9%).

60.8% also consider that the country’s economic situation worsened compared to a year ago. They also do not trust that it will improve: only 22.4% of those consulted think that the country’s economy will be better or much better in the coming months, while qWho believe that it will continue to get worse add up to 55.1% between worse (26.3%) and much worse (28.9%).

The policies implemented by the national government to date are negatively evaluated: all the areas consulted exceed 50% negative evaluation. The economy is in second place, with 69.8% assessing the national policies in this area as “bad” or “very bad”. It is only surpassed by security, the worst evaluated area with more than 75%. Labor policies follow very closely with 68.8% of negativity and then educational policies with 60.4%. The best evaluated are those of health, 42.1% do it positively although 53.6% negatively.

Cristina Kirchner and Alberto Fernández at an event in La Plata

Confidence in the leaders of the ruling party also has a negative balance: 65% distrust the officials. Only 30.1% said that they trust the leaders of the national government.

What’s more, both the management of Alberto Fernández and Axel Kicillof add higher levels of disapproval than approval. 63.7% disapprove of Fernández as President and only 28.1% approve of the way he conducts the national government. In the case of the governor of Buenos Aires, his numbers are slightly better. 56.1% disapprove of how Kicillof governs the Province while 33.9% approve.

Governor Axel Kicillof
Governor Axel Kicillof

The outlook is not very encouraging for the opposition either. Although 55.3% would vote for a candidate opposed to Alberto Fernández if there was a presidential election tomorrow, 57.8% answered that Together for Change does not generate confidence as opposition to the national government, made up of no confidence (34.4%) and little confidence (23.4%). Only 37.6% responded that the main opposition alliance at this time generates confidence in them.

The rejection increases when they are consulted for the re-election of the Buenos Aires mayors. 58.4% of those consulted answered that they did not agree (19.1%) or did not agree at all (39.2%) that “Together for Change has accompanied the initiative of Peronism in the Buenos Aires legislature to enable the reelection of mayors. 19.9% ​​responded that they somewhat agree and those who chose strongly agree add up to 9.7%.

Together for Change Meeting
Together for Change MeetingSergio Koltan

However, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is in a better position than the official leadership. Unlike Fernández and Kicillof, has a 54.8 approval while 41.5% disapprove of the management of the head of the Buenos Aires government.

The data comes from a survey carried out from January 3 to 10 with 2,200 telephone respondents over 16 years of age from all over the country. It has a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of +/- 2.1%.

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