The opinion study carried out at the national level by the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) in the month of July indicates a broad rejection of the behavior shown by Keiko Fujimori after the second round of elections on June 6.
80% of people surveyed did not agree with the behavior shown by the leader of Fuerza Popular. This disapproval increased by 11 points in one month. The approval percentage also dropped. In June it was 29%, but in July it fell to 19%.
It can be seen from the tables that accompany this note that Fujimori’s disapproval is greatest in the central and southern macrozones, as well as in rural Peru. Its approval is slightly higher among women and in levels A and B, as well as in people who identify as on the right.
To the question, how democratic or authoritarian do you think it is? Keiko Fujimori? 55% of those interviewed responded that the former presidential candidate is authoritarian. 12% of this group mentioned that she is somewhat authoritarian and 44% said that she is very authoritarian.
In favor of its democratic quality, 30% of respondents spoke, 12% said that it is very democratic and 18% answered that it is somewhat democratic.
It is in the central and southern macrozones where the perception that Keiko is authoritarian increased, as well as among men and people aged 25 and over.
This perception is also greater among those who identify as left or center. Only in those who feel on the right or voted for it in the second round is there a greater perception that it is somewhat or very democratic.
And regarding the Popular Force complaints about fraud in the elections, it is specified that between June and July the percentage of people who consider that these claims are right has decreased. From 31% in June, it went to 24% in July.
Regarding the right to claim, the percentage of those who consider it increased from 12% to 19%, but they note that this will not affect the electoral result.
Another aspect to indicate is that outside of metropolitan Lima, in men and in the D / E socioeconomic level, the idea has grown that there was no fraud in the second round. Among those who consider themselves to be on the right, as well as among Fujimori voters, the impression that there was one increased.
It did not serve to lengthen the protest
The analyst Giovanna Peñaflor spoke of the rejection of Keiko’s behavior after the ballot.
He recalled that Fujimori was the person most questioned before the general elections began. Then came a process of recovering his image, in quotation marks, the product of a second round in which he became for a sector the person who could neutralize an alternative that they viewed with distrust, rejection and fear.
“The electoral process has finished and, having not fulfilled its objective, it is logical that it will once again have a more negative than positive opinion, taking into account that a good part of the people who voted for it, which is the one that joins in the second round, does not He does it for her if he does not do it against the other option. So it seems explainable to me and it shows that logic ”, estimated Peñaflor.
He added that the image of Keiko Fujimori returns to normal, that this episode has not helped him to relocate politically, and that extending the time of his protest has done him more harm than good.
She also highlighted that there is 45% for whom she does not represent authoritarianism, despite a recent history of showing reluctance to accept the electoral results.
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