Nayib Bukele, president of the republic, was evaluated by the citizens at the end of 2022 with a grade of 8.37, according to the opinion poll published yesterday by the Institute of Public Opinion (Iudop) of the UCA.
This note reaffirms the data previously published by other national and international polling houses, which have raised the wide popularity and acceptance of the Salvadoran president.
According to the Iudop opinion study, the high approval that the ruler has is due to the implementation of the exception regime to combat gangs and because he has no political rival to counterbalance him, being favored by the trust of the population.
The ruler, who began his term on June 1, 2019, announced in September last year that he would compete for immediate presidential re-election in the 2024 elections.
In addition to his high evaluation of him, the president—according to the same survey—is the official with the highest level of confidence at the national level. In second place is the Armed Forces, which have been used by the Executive to carry out security actions in areas besieged by gangs.
For its part, the National Civil Police (PNC) occupies third place in terms of the level of confidence among Salvadorans. This institution has been modernized and equipped by the security authorities with weapons and patrols to combat criminal groups.