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Macri’s Re-Election Chances Hinge on Economic Recovery, Poll Says

  • Argentine president recovers in survey after rough 2018
  • Macri currently leads expected rival Cristina Kirchner
Mauricio Macri on Jan. 16.
Mauricio Macri on Jan. 16.Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s poll ratings rebounded at the end of 2018, according to the latest survey by Buenos Aires-based consulting firm Isonomia.

Macri’s approval rating in December was almost back to the level it started the year, the poll shows, after a 2018 marked by recession, soaring inflation and a currency crisis. Macri’s positive image bounced back to 51 percent at year-end after bottoming out at 37 percent in June.