Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Most Bolivians: Chavez Interferes In National Affairs


A poll published in La Razon conducted by Apoyo Opinion y Mercado, shows that 51 percent of Bolivians polled agree that Chavez interferes in Bolivia's internal affairs, whilst 41 percent think he collaborates.

This after a period of time when the Venezuelan leader announced over one billion dollars in outright grants, credits, and investment monies for Bolivia.

Even those agreements were seen negatively by 48 percent of those polled, while 38 percent approved.
Santa Cruz had the largest percentage of disaproval of Chavez at 69 percent, while he was popular in the highlands, 54 percent in La Paz, and 47 percent at El Alto. Cochabamba was split right about even at 45 percent. . But even in MAS bastions El Alto and urban La Paz, 39 percent of those polled thought negatively about Chavez, with a surprisingly tighter margin between both camps in working class El Alto.



Según la última encuesta de la empresa Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado, el 51% de la población percibe que el presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, se entromete en el país, mientras el 41% considera que colabora.

El trabajo fue realizado a un mes de la "intensa presencia venezolana" traducida en la visita de Chávez y la firma de varios convenios bilaterales. El 48% de los consultados señaló que esta situación le disgusta, mientras el 38% declaró su aprobación.

Santa Cruz es donde existe el mayor nivel de rechazo a la presencia venezolana, ya que el 69% la considera intromisión.