Nayib Bukele Approval Rating. Majority of Salvadorans approve of Bukele

By Eddie Galdamez  | Updated on Mar 9th, 2022
Nayib Bukele Approval Rating
President Nayib Bukele.

President Nayib Bukele’s approval rating is one of the highest any Salvadoran president has ever maintained; he is regarded as one of the most popular world leaders. The Salvadoran president has maintained an approval rating of over 75 percent since taking office on June 1st, 2019.

President Nayib Bukele is extremely popular in El Salvador. All the surveys conducted regarding his job as president or managing the pandemic have given him an approval rating of over 75 percent.

Most Recent Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
March 9th, 2022 CID Gallup
Latin American Presidents.
85% Approval
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January 26th, 2022 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
84% Approval
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January 14th, 2022 UCA
January survey
7.54 out of 10.
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December 15th, 2021 LPG Datos
2 1/2 Years in Office
85.1% Approval
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President Nayib Bukele enters 2022 with an average approval rating of 90%.

All 2022 Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
March 9th, 2022 CID Gallup
Latin American Presidents.
85% Approval
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January 26th, 2022 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
84% Approval
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January 14th, 2022 UCA
January survey
7.54 out of 10.
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In 2021, President Nayib Bukele was heavily criticized locally and internationally for his governing style. Nevertheless, his approval rating hasn’t gone below 75 percent.

The following are all the polls done by CID Gallup, Francisco Gavidia University, La Prensa Grafica, and others. The results show that President Nayib Bukele is still holding a high approval rate.

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All 2021 Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
December 15th, 2021 LPG Datos
2 1/2 Years in Office
85.1% Approval
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December 13th, 2021 LPG Datos
Managing pandemic
93.5% Approval
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December 1st, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96% Approval
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November 24th, 2021 Gavidia University
2 1/2 years in office
7.84 out of 10
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October 28th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
94% Approval
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September 3rd, 2021 La Prensa Grafica
Job Approval
84.7% Approval
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September 2nd, 2021 UCA
August survey
7.64 out of 10.
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August 18th, 2021 CID Gallup
Approval rate
87% Approval
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June 7th, 2021 Gavidia University
Two years in office
8.79 out of 10
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June 3rd, 2021 UCA
two years’ in-office job performance
92.1% Approval
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June 1st, 2021 La Prensa Grafica
two years’ in-office job performance
86.5% Approval
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March 11th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
98% Approval
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Feb 6th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
91% Approve
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Jan 21st, 2021 Gavidia University
Managing pandemic
8.87 score
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2020 was the first full year of Bukele’s presidency. During this year, Bukele was in constant fighting with the legislative and judicial branches of government.

The issues with the legislative and Judicial revolved around the management of the COVID pandemic. Both branches of government didn’t agree with the way Bukele managed the pandemic.

Even though Bukele had no support from the other branches, Bukele’s approval rate stood at over 75 percent in all 2020 polls.

All 2020 Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
Dec 16th, 2020 CID Gallup
Presiden’t job approval
89% Approve
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Nov 18th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96% Approve
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Oct 7th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
92% Approve
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Sept 14th, 2020 Gavidia University
Managing pandemic
8.67 out of 10
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July 23rd, 2020 UCA.
Management of the pandemic.
7.71 out of 10
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June 29th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
95% Approve
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June 6th, 2020 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
93% Approval
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May 20th, 2020 La Prensa Grafica
Managing pandemic
95.7% Approval
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April 2020 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
93% Approval
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March 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96.7% Approval
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January 2020 Gavidia University
First 6 months in office.
8.39 out of 10
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President Nayib Bukele approval rate
President Nayib Bukele at an Independence Day celebration.

CID Gallup. Latin American Presidents

March 9th, 2022.

With an 85% approval rate, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele remains the best-evaluated president among eleven Latin American nations, from Mexico to Peru. President Luis Abinader of the Dominic Republic, who enjoys 70% approval, is in second place!

CID Gallup, Nayib Bukele Job’s Approval

January 26th, 2022

84% of Salvadorans approve of the job Nayib Bukele is doing as president. This is the conclusion of the study conducted by CID Gallup.

UCA January 2022 Survey

January 14th, 2022.

The latest survey by the University Institute of Public Opinion of the Central American University (UCA) gave President Nayib Bukele a score or approval of 7.54 out of 10.

LPG Datos. Two and a Half Years in Office

December 15th, 2021

The latest survey released by LPG Datos shows that 85,1% of Salvadorans approve the job Nayib Bukele has done in two and a half years in office. Between the 24th and the 29th of November, 1,520 from all over El Salvador were surveyed.

LPG Datos. Pandemic Management

December 13th, 2021

The latest survey released by LPG Datos shows that 93.5% percent of Salvadorans approve of the job Nayib Bukele has done managing the COVID pandemic. In 2020, containment measures were highlighted, and this year, vaccination.

CID Gallup Surveys Managing COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1st, 2021.

The latest CID Gallup survey shows that two years after the pandemic began in El Salvador, 96 percent of Salvadorans approve of how the government of President Nayib Bukele has addressed the health emergency. The survey highlights the vaccination process, which is one of the best in the region.

Francisco Gavidia University. 2 1/2 Years in Office

November 24th, 2021.

According to the latest Gavidia University survey regarding Nayib Bukele’s two and a half years in office, respondents gave Bukele a score of 7.84 out of 10.

CID Gallup Surveys Managing COVID-19 Pandemic

October 28th, 2021.

The latest CID Gallup survey conducted in El Salvador between September & October shows that 94% of Salvadorans approve of Bukele’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

La Prensa Grafica. President’s Job Approval

September 3rd, 2021.

84.7 percent of Salvadorans approve of the work President Nayib Bukele has done. According to an August survey by La Prensa Grafica.

The question was. Do you approve or disapprove of the work that Nayib Bukele has done as president so far? 84.7% responded that they approved, 12.3% disapproved, while 2.9% did not respond.

UCA August 2021 Survey

September 2nd, 2021.

According to a survey carried out by the University Institute of Public Opinion of the Central American University (UCA) in August. Salvadorans gave President Nayib Bukele a score of 7.64 out of 10. In December 2020, Bukele received a note of 8.37, and in November 2019, a grade of 7.8.

CID Gallup August 18th, 2021 Survey

August 18th, 2021.

From August 8th to 13th, CID Gallup conducted a survey in Central America and the Dominic Republic regarding their presidents. The survey results showed that 87% of Salvadorans approve of the job President Bukele is doing.

The same survey showed that 71% of individuals surveyed in all nations knew who president Bukele is; 85% of them see Bukele as favorable.

Francisco Gavidia University. Two Years in Office Report

June 7th, 2021.

According to the latest Gavidia University survey that measured Nayib Bukele’s two years in office. 80% of respondents consider that the President Nayib Bukele is a great president, and they feel satisfied with his job performance. The survey gave the president a score of 8.79 out of 10.

UCA survey on President Bukele’s Second Year as President

June 3rd, 2021.

According to a survey carried out by the University Institute of Public Opinion of the Central American University (UCA), 92.1% of Salvadorans approve of the work done by Nayib Bukele in his second year as president. Salvadorans gave Bukele an 8.51 (out of 10) score in his second year; in June 2020, he obtained a grade of 8.37.

LPG, President Bukele with 86.5% Approval Rate After Two Years in Office

June 1st, 2021

According to the latest survey released by La Prensa Grafica, LPG, in his second year, 86.5% of Salvadorans approve of the work carried out by President Nayib Bukele. The president’s job managing the pandemic, improvements in health, and public safety management are among the top reasons given by Salvadorans.

CID Gallup Surveys Managing COVID-19 Pandemic

March 11th, 2021.

The latest CID Gallup survey conducted in El Salvador between March 2nd and 10th shows that 98% of Salvadorans approve of Bukele’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CID Gallup Surveys Managing COVID-19 Pandemic

February 6th, 2021.

Public opinion studies carried out by the CID-Gallup in nine countries in the region confirm that President Nayib Bukele is the one who has best handled the health emergency. The President of El Salvador receives a 91% approval by citizens when evaluating the pandemic administration

Francisco Gavidia University Survey

January 21th, 2021.

On January 21th, 2021, Francisco Gavidia University released its first survey of the year. UFG asked the following question; “After a year and a half in government, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is very bad, and 10 is excellent, what grade would you give President Nayib Bukele for handling the Pandemic?” President Bukele received a score of 8.87. Almost 9 out of 10 Salvadorans approve of the way President Bukele has managed the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nayib Bukele Approval Rating

It is uncertain if President Bukkele is going to be able to keep this high approval numbers. After all, this is politics in El Salvador, the opposition parties are always looking for ways to lower its popularity.


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