71% of Mexicans consider the recent failure of the constitutional reform in the electricity sector a defeat for President Andrés Manuel López Obradoraccording to a survey published this Wednesday by the newspaper El Financiero.
While 16% saw this Legislative decision as a “triumph” and 9% consider that “neither one nor the other” and 4% did not know how to answer the question.
On the contrary, 57% of Mexicans considered the inauguration of the new Felipe Ángeles Airport a “triumph”.adjacent to the capital, compared to 23% who saw it as a “defeat” and 15% who did not position themselves for or against these statements.
A similar opinion garnered the referendum on the revocation of the presidential mandatewhich was held a few weeks ago and in which López Obrador obtained broad support, although with a percentage of participation much lower than the 4% of the electoral list necessary for it to be valid.
53% saw this exercise as a “win”30% as a “defeat” and 12% said “neither one nor the other” statement.
The electrical reform, which sought to strengthen the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to the detriment of private companies, it was not approved as it did not achieve the necessary two-thirds of the Legislative.
The matter was very controversial and from the ruling party the opposition has been branded as “traitors to the country”.
Questioned on this point, 60% of those surveyed disagreed with this accusation, 33% in favor and 7% did not answer the question.
The figure rises substantially when the followers of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) are asked, with 50% in favor and 41% against considering them “traitors to the Homeland.”
According to the Mexicans surveyed, 31% consider that Morena is “mainly responsible” for the electricity reform not being approved, 19% López Obrador and 21% “both equally”.
While 17% believe that neither of these two actors was to blame, 4% said that “another” element was the main reason why it was not approved and 8% did not know how to respond.
In addition, 57% think that the position of the United States had “a lot or something” to do with the non-approval of the reform, while 38% had little or nothing and 5% did not know.
The survey was conducted by telephone nationwide. 600 Mexican adults from April 22 to 24.
The poll has a confidence level of 95% and has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.