Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chavez Support Wanes

He positions himself as a regional leader, but Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is seeking an elimination of term limits in a proposed constitutional amendment that will be voted on Sunday, is losing support in Latin America.

A poll by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes project shows that negative views of Chavez are increasing in several key Latin American Nations. Even in Venezuela, where a 2007 Pew Global Attitudes survey showed him as popular, there seems to be a decrease in support for Chavez.

The survey finds little confidence in Chavez's ability as a world leader in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Chili.

1 comment:

stevedtrm said...

This blog post is more Washington propaganda. Here's the real story from a few months earlier.:-

Excerpts from Pew. "non-partisan" is the giveaway term.:-

"The project is directed by Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan "fact tank" in Washington, DC, ... Components of the 2007 survey were conducted in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation and The New York Times. The International Herald Tribune is the project's international newspaper partner... The project is co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, currently principal, the Albright Group LLC, and by former Senator John C. Danforth, currently partner, Bryan Cave LLP."