Nayib Bukele Approval Rating. See the Latest Poll Results

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Dec 1st, 2021
Nayib Bukele Approval Rating
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele.

President Bukele’s approval rating is one of the highest any Salvadoran president has ever achieved. Bukele has maintained an approval rating of over 75 percent since taking office and until October 25th, 2021, when a Mitofsky survey gave the Salvadoran mandatary a 71% approval rate.

According to all the surveys, since becoming president in June 2019, President Nayib Bukele’s approval rating has been over 70 percent. In all the surveys conducted since taking office, Bukele has received, each time, a rating or score of over 70 percent.

Most Recent Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
December 1st, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96% Approval
November 24th, 2021 Gavidia University
2 1/2 years in office
7.84 out of 10
October 28th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
94% Approval

In 2021, President Nayib Bukele has been heavily criticized locally and internationally for its way of governing. Nevertheless, his approval rate hasn’t gone below 75 percent once, on October 25th.

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

All 2021 Surveys

Date Entity Rating/Score
December 1st, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96% Approval
November 24th, 2021 Gavidia University
2 1/2 years in office
7.84 out of 10
October 28th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
94% Approval
October 25th, 2021 Mitofsky
Heads of States approval
#1 Rank
71% approval
September 3rd, 2021 La Prensa Grafica
Job Approval
84.7% Approval
September 2nd, 2021 UCA
August survey
7.64 out of 10.
August 18th, 2021 CID Gallup
Approval rate
87% Approval
July 6th, 2021 CID Gallup
Latin American presidents
#1 rank
84% Approval
June 7th, 2021 Gavidia University
Two years in office
8.79 out of 10
June 3rd, 2021 UCA
two years’ in-office job performance
92.1% Approval
June 1st, 2021 La Prensa Grafica
two years’ in-office job performance
86.5% Approval
March 22nd, 2021 Mitofsky
Heads of States approval
#1 Rank
84% approval
March 11th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
98% Approval
March 4th, 2021 CID Gallup
Best-evaluated president
#1 Rank
Feb 6th, 2021 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
91% Approve
Jan 21st, 2021 Gavidia University
Managing pandemic
8.87 score

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
Nov 18th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96% Approve
Oct 7th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
92% Approve
Sept 14th, 2020 Gavidia University
Managing pandemic
8.7 out of 10
July 27th, 2020 Mitofsky.
Presidents of America and the World
#1 Rank.
July 23rd, 2020 UCA.
Management of the pandemic.
7.71 out of 10
June 29th, 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
95% Approve
June 6th, 2020 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
93% Approval
May 20th, 2020 La Prensa Grafica
Managing pandemic
95.7% Approval
April 2020 CID Gallup
Bukele’s job approval.
93% Approval
March 2020 CID Gallup
Managing pandemic
96.7% Approval
January 2020 Gavidia University
First 6 months in office.
8.3 out of 10
President Nayib Bukele approval rate
President Nayib Bukele at an Independence Day celebration.

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.

Mitofsky’s Heads of States Approval

October 25th, 2021.

According to the latest Mitofsky survey, out of 20 leaders from America and 12 more in Europe, Asia, and Australia, president Nayib Bukele ranks #1 in approval rating.

With a 71% percent approval, Bukele ranks number one overall. In the Americas, Carlos Alvarado, president of Costa Rica, is last with a 17% approval rate.

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.

CID Gallup Survey on 11 Latin American presidents

July 6th, 2021.

According to the latest survey conducted by CID Gallup in 11 Latin American countries, President Nayib Bukele is the best evaluated with an 84% approval. Ivan Duke of Colombia is the worst with a 14% approval.

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.

Mitofsky’s Heads of States Approval

March 22th, 2021.

According to the latest Mitofsky survey, out of 20 Heads of States from America and the world, president Nayib Bukele ranks #1in approval rating. With 84% percent approval, Bukele ranks number one; Luis Abinander of the Dominic Republic, with 77%, is in second place.

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 Survey of the Best-evaluated President

March 4th, 2021.

According to CID Gallup’s most recent survey, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele ranks number one as the best-evaluated president; in total, 11 countries were evaluated. The survey shows that the Salvadoran president receives the most positive marks; Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado is the worst.

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.

CID Gallup Surveys Regarding Nayib Bukele’s Job Approval

December 16th, 2020.

Today, December 16th, 2020, CID Gallup released its last survey of 2020 regarding Nayib Bukele’s job approval. According to CID, 89% of Salvadoran’s approve of the job president Bukele is doing.

In a TV interview, Luis Haug, a CID Gallup consultor, said that Bukle’s approval rate is surprising.

Bukele’s approval rate is surprising worldwide. Usually, after the first 100 days in office or honeymoon period, the president’s job approval begins to decline; this is not the case regarding Nayib Bukele. President Bukele has maintained a high approval rate since his inauguration.

CID Gallup Surveys Regarding COVID-19

November 18th, 2020.

Today, November 18th, 2020, CID Gallup release its latest survey regarding Nayib Bukele and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results show that 96% of the population approves of the job done by president Bukele.

CID Gallup Surveys Regarding COVID-19

October 7th, 2020.

According to the latest CID Gallup survey, “The Bukele Administration receives citizen support in the battle against coronavirus. 92% of the population approve of the sanitary measures imposed by the president.”

The poll was conducted over the phone between October 1st and 7th, 2020. A total of 1200 Salvadorans over the age of 18 gave responded to the survey.

Francisco Gavidia University Survey

September 14th, 2020.

The latest Francisco Gavidia University survey gave President Nayib Bukele a score of 8.7 out of 10.

Over 1200 Salvadoran across the territory were asked the following question: What grade would you give President Nayib Bukele for handling the pandemic? The answers gave Bukele an 8.7 score.

In previous surveys carried out by the Francisco Gavidia University (UFG), President Bukele received a score of 8.38 in January, 8.21 in February, and 8.7 in April.

According to the Gavidia University survey, if the elections were on Sunday @new ideas and GANA would get 70 out of 84 deputies. The measurement reveals that dissatisfaction with the parties ARENA and FMLN remains.” Merlin Delcid

Mitofsky Popularity Survey

July 27th, 2020.

Bukele Ranks #1 “Presidents of America and the World”

On a July 27th poll conducted by Mitofsky international, the Salvadoran president rank number one among all the world mandataries. His polls numbers increased by 3 points from the previous survey.

Nayib Bukele ranks with 84 points, 9 points higher than Leo Varadaker of Ireland, and 13 higher than Angela Mercker of Germany. To see the entire survey, Click Here!

UCA Survey on the Management of the Pandemic

July 23rd, 2020.

Salvadorans continue to give a good note to the administration of President Nayib Bukele. According to a study by the University Institute of Public Opinion, IUDOP, of the UCA.

President Bukele, in the management of the pandemic, received a score of 7.71 on a scale of zero to 10. Click here to view the entire results.

CID Gallup Poll. 95% Approves President Bukele’s Actions Against Pandemic

June 29th, 2020.

In a survey conducted by CID Gallup between June 18th to the 25th. 95% of the responders approve of the work President Bukele is doing against the pandemic. Once again, the Salvadoran population has given its support to the President of the Republic.

Of all the citizens surveyed, 95% believe that the actions the President has taken to face the pandemic are “very good” (80%) or “good” (15%). Only 5 percent think that management has been bad or very bad.

CID Gallup Poll. Job as President

June 6th, 2020.

In a June 6th, 2020, CID Gallup poll, most of the Salvadoran citizens positively evaluate the work of Nayib Bukele as President of the Republic. The survey shows that 93% of Salvadoran approve of the work Nayib Bukele is doing as a president.

La Prensa Grafica. Managing the Pandemic

May 20th, 2020.

In May 2020, La Prensa Grafica, one of the oldest newspapers in El Salvador, conducted a survey about the pandemic.

The results tell us that 95.7% approve of the work that President Bukele has done to confront the COVID-19 pandemic; the general consensus is that he has taken swift action.

The interviewees responded that the main successes were declaring quarantine, closing the airport, and taking action ahead of time.

On the other hand, the main blunders were listed as follows; distributing the $300, the lack of agreement with the Legislative Assembly, and the decision to suspend public transportation. Click here to see the survey article.

CID Gallup Poll Results. Bukele’s Job Approval

April, 2020.

The April 2020 survey, conducted by CID Gallup, shows that the Salvadoran population believes he is doing a great job.

The results show that 93% consider that Nayib Bukele is doing an excellent job as president. Also, 98% have a positive image of the president as an individual. Furthermore, 97% approve of what he is doing about handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far, since he became president, Nayib Bukele has had a high approval rate. Click here to see the CID Gallup survey.

CID Gallup. Bukele’s Handling of COVID-19

March, 2020. Managing the pandemic.

In March 2020, CID Gallup conducted a survey to access Nayib Bukele’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. The poll shows that 96.7% approve of how President Bukele is handling the situation. Click here to see the CID Gallup poll.

Gavidia University. Nayib Bukele’s 6 Months in Office Approval

January 2020.

In January 2020, the Francisco Gavidia University conducted a survey about Nayib Bukele’s first six months as president. The Salvadoran population gave the president an 8.3 score.

The poll results show that all the 14 departments approve of Bukele’s job thus far; the lowest grade was given by the department of Morazan with a 7.89 score.

CID Gallup. Bukele’s Job Approval

December 2019.

According to a CID Gallup Public Opinion Polls conducted in December 2019. Salvadorans approval of President Bukele’s work as president of the country is at 91%.

Nayib Bukele’s approval rate has increased from 76% that he had in September 2019. Click here to see the CID Gallup poll numbers.

Mitofsky. World Leaders

September 2019.

In September 2019, Mitofsky ranked all the leaders of the world. The results of the survey showed that President Bukele was number one with an approval rate of 80 percent.

According to Mitofsky, Nayib Bukele ranks number one in the approval rate compared to other Latin Aerica heads of state. Furthermore, Nayib Bukele holds the same position in the global comparison. Click here to view the survey’s result.

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.

Nayib Bukele’s popularity is due to the work he is doing with the coronavirus pandemic and his security plan. The territory control plan is being overseen by Rogelio Rivas, minister of the interior, and Rene Merino Monroy, the defense minister.


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