57% of Mexicans approve that AMLO still does not congratulate Biden

The decision of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador not to congratulate any of the candidates for the presidency of the United States until the vote count is finished has a majority support of Mexicans.

According to a national poll by EL FINANCIERO, 57 percent approve of the President’s decision to abstain from congratulations, even though several heads of state have done so, while 25 percent disapprove of López Obrador’s decision to wait.

The poll, conducted on November 14 and 15, reveals that a majority of 52 percent of those interviewed do not believe that López Obrador’s wait to recognize a winner will affect bilateral relations. 16 percent believe that this decision will actually help the relationship, while 20 percent believe it will harm them.

Most citizens approve that AMLO still does not congratulate BidenMost citizens approve that AMLO still does not congratulate Biden

According to the survey, those interviewed believe that the López Obrador government will have better relations with a Joe Biden government than the relationship with the government of President Donald Trump has been so far. 17 percent believe that the relationship with Trump has been good, 55 percent believe that it is fair, and 18 percent believe that it is bad.

Citizens mostly believe that AMLO-Trump relationship has been regularCitizens mostly believe that AMLO-Trump relationship has been regular

With Joe Biden in the presidency of the neighboring country, 28 percent believe that there will be a good relationship, 29 percent believe that it is fair and 15 percent believe that there could be a bad relationship, with 28 percent that do not know.

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Regarding the electoral integrity of the elections in the United States, 69 percent of those interviewed described the elections as clean, 26 points above the expectation prior to the same elections, measured at the end of October, when 43 percent said they would be clean. On the contrary, 14 percent described the elections as fraudulent, a drop of 23 points, since that answer of fraudulent was given by 37 percent of those interviewed last October.

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On balance, 67 percent think either very well about the election, and 61 percent think well or very well of the preliminary results favoring Democrat Joe Biden. In contrast, 61 percent think badly or very badly about Donald Trump’s allegations of fraud.

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Asked how likely it is that Trump will try to stay in office by force if the final results do not favor him, 25 percent see it as very likely and another 35 percent somewhat likely. In sum, 60 percent see that scenario as highly or somewhat likely.

Citizens see it likely that Trump wants to take the US presidencyCitizens see it likely that Trump wants to take the presidency of the US Special

The survey reveals that the opinion about Joe Biden in the country has been on the rise, and today reaches 45 percent favorable opinions and 16 percent unfavorable.

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In contrast, 74 percent view Donald Trump unfavorably and 11 percent favorably.

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Opinion about the United States registers 62 percent of favorable opinions and 15 percent of unfavorable ones, being this one of the moments in which the positive image of the neighboring country has reached these levels in the last two years.

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Methodology: National survey conducted by telephone to 410 Mexican adults on November 14-15, 2020. A probabilistic sampling of residential and cell phones was made in the 32 states. With a 95% confidence level, the margin of error for the estimates is +/- 4.8 percent.

Sponsorship: THE FINANCIAL. Realization: Alejandro Moreno.