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Colombian President Petro’s Approval Rating Dips to 46%

  • The nation’s economy, unemployment are top cited concerns
  • ‘This latest poll should be a wakeup call’: Sergio Guzman
Gustavo Petro

Gustavo Petro

Photographer: Ferley Ospina/Bloomberg

Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s approval rating dropped to 46% in October from 56% in August, his first two months in office, as concern about the nation’s economy mount.

Disapproval of Petro’s administration doubled to 40% from 20% and the percentage of people who think things are worsening increased to 64% from 48% during the same period, with rising costs and unemployment among the top concerns, according to an Invamer poll published Wednesday. Petro took office Aug. 7.