Approval Tracker: Mexico's President AMLO


Approval Tracker: Mexico's President AMLO

By Carin Zissis

Here’s how support for Andrés Manuel López Obrador looks halfway through his six-year term.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked off his six-year term in December 2018 with approval levels that would make most leaders green with envy. Halfway through, support for the president may not be where it once was, but it's still north of 60 percent. And, while his party, Morena, and its coalition lost their two-thirds lower house majority in the June 2021 midterms, they gained territory when it comes to governorships, mayoralties, and local legislatures. A new round of June gubernatorial votes in 2022 could see Morena expand control.

Under current law, López Obrador, frequently referred to as AMLO, can’t seek the country’s highest seat again. But the former mayor of the capital and three-time presidential candidate is seeking to hold a Spring 2022 recall referendum in which Mexican voters will be able to decide whether he should remain in office.

AS/COA Online tracks AMLO’s approval ratings from top pollsters.

This tracker was initially published March 19, 2019.