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Peru CPI survey: So much for growth

Peruvian pollsters CPI ran a survey recently and as well as the usual guff about popularity ratings (Twobreakfasts scored an abysmal 24%) and stuff about voter intentions for the next election (El Chino’s daughter leading…it could only happen en un pais bananero) there was an interesting and detailed section on perceptions of the Garcia government and how the people that really matter (not you, not me, not that dumbass who wrote glowing BS for Slate, not the dumbasses in suits at RGE Monitor) namely the citizens of Peru see their country’s progress under Twobreakfasts compared to the prvious administration led by Alejandro Toledo.
Here are the charts. This one is the full Monty with all stats but is tough to read….
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…so this second chart strips out the “same” and “no opinion” replies to give an easier-on-the-eye snapshot.

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So of the 15 categories on display, things are worse than they were previously in nine, same in two and better in four. And note we’re talking about the Toledo government by comparison here, the guy that polled single digit popularity numbers when in office. The bar was set very low for Twobreakfasts and he’s jumped like an elephant. True mediocrity.

Finally, let’s just point to the fact that although Peruvians recognize there is more investment coming into the country (other parts of the same survey make that abundantly clear) they are less content with their lot. It does beg the question as to why the meme of “foreign investment good” is pumped down people’s throat sans cesse. But hey, wait a moment! Never mind the locals’ views, cos it just so happens to benefit the people that write the reports saying “FDI good”.

Funny coincidence dat, innit?

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