Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo:


According to a study conducted by the Mexican daily newspaper El Financiero, national public support for the “mañanera” morning conferences of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) fell from 49 percent to just 37 percent between March and April, placing their popularity at the lowest point so far in the president’s administration.

The survey, which was conducted by El Financiero between April 16 and April 17 and published on Tuesday, April 27, also showed that public perception that AMLO speaks the truth during his morning pressers also decreased, from 64 percent to 49 percent between January and April.

The number of Mexicans who believe that the president tells lies or falsehoods during his mañaneras increased from from 33 percent to 47 percent, according to the survey.

In contrast, according to another survey by the same newspaper that was also published on Tuesday, the credibility of Mexico’s National Electoral Institute, which is responsible for overseeing the fairness and transparency of the country’s elections and which has been repeatedly lambasted by AMLO during his mañaneras because of its efforts to keep him from interfering in the upcoming June 6 midterm elections through touting his “successes,” had increased from 57 percent in March to 60 percent in April.

…April 28, 2021

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