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Duque's rating tumbles in Colombia

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Colombian President Iván Duque did not enter office with an overwhelming mandate, but he comfortably beat leftist challenger Gustavo Petro in June’s run-off election. But now, after barely four months in office, his popularity has plummeted.

The latest polling results, released late last week by Invamer, showed that the rightwing head of state has seen his approval rating crater to just 27 percent.

No one specific event can be blamed for the drop, but more damning revelations have surfaced about the attorney general’s links to the massive Odebrecht bribery scandal, protests have erupted calling for more public support for education, and a poorly received tax reform proposal was recently released by the president.