Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Loses Support, Poll Finds

1/19/2017 Wall Street Journal 

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MEXICO CITY—Support for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has fallen to a new low just as his government faces a likely effort from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to recast the country’s economic ties with the U.S., its most important partner.

A new poll published Wednesday by the Reforma newspaper gives the president a 12% approval rate, down sharply from 24% in December. It was the lowest level of approval for a president in recent decades.

“It’s a very weak, very unpopular government, with no credibility, and that’s the government that will face the Trump challenge,” said José Crespo, a political analyst at the CIDE university in Mexico.

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