Approval Tracker: Mexico's President AMLO


Approval Tracker: Mexico's President AMLO

By Carin Zissis

Check support levels for Andrés Manuel López Obrador during his final months in office.

This tracker was initially published March 19, 2019 and has since been updated.

From the start of his presidency in December 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been described as the “Teflon president." Known as AMLO, the president has commanded approval levels north of 60 percent. His popularity has meant widening control for his party, Morena; while its coalition lost a two-thirds lower house majority in the June 2021 midterms, it has gained territory when it comes to governorships, mayoralties, and local legislatures. Subsequent elections have given Morena and its allies control of governorships in two-thirds of the country's 32 states. 

Mexican presidents cannot seek reelection, but AMLO's popularity is key for the incumbent party in the June 2024 elections. While he continues to be popular, Mexicans give his government lower marks in areas such as security and corruption. 

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