Friday, February 22, 2008

Trade and Public Opinion in Colombia

The response to my earlier post inspired me to look for some evidence to back up my claim that the Colombian trade deal is viewed by most Colombians as a vital step forward. Here are results from a recent Gallup poll in the country:
Also, Colombia's President Uribe, who wants to make the trade deal the signature foreign policy accomplishment of his presidency, enjoys an approval rating of 81 percent in this recent Gallup poll. It's also notable that Hugo Chavez's approval rating in Colombia is 10 percent, and that of the FARC guerrilla group is below 1 percent.

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