Inflation is the issue that worries a large part of the population in Argentina and “broke” the divide by reaching followers in different political spaces, according to a recent survey. Along these lines, pessimism accompanies those surveyed, with anxiety increasing about economic expectations for the next year.
The survey was conducted by the consulting firm D’Alessio IROL/Berensztein. 1,192 citizens over the age of 18 from all over the country were surveyed digitally in the month of September.
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After the initial impact of the devaluation after the first election, the evaluation of the economic situation returned to the level recorded in the previous months. In that sense, shows a slight improvement compared to the previous month, although it continues to reach almost all consulted: 80% considered that the country is worse economically than in 2022. This total is included in the 27% who described the current situation as “even worse” and 53% like it “very bad“.
In this category, Those who are the most pessimistic are the voters of La Libertad Avanza (LLA) and Together with Change (JxC). In the first case, the evaluation obtained a negative balance of -94% (15% “even worse” y 82%”very bad“, against 2%”better“and 1%”Better“); while in the second, this number represents -90% (25% “even worse” y 75%”very bad“, against 3%”better“and 2%”Better“).
On the contrary, Among the voters of Unión por la Patria (UP), the assessment is positive, with a balance of 16%. This data is composed of 56% who see that the situation has improved (51% consider it “better” and 5% “much better”) and 40% who believe it has worsened (34% “worse ” and 6 % ” “worse”). The optimistic view has increased significantly, which was 35% last month.
The pessimism of the economic outlook 2024
The pessimistic view is reflected in the economic expectations for the next year, which again experienced a decline last month. In this regard, 55% of those surveyed think that the economic situation is worse than it is now, with 30% describing it as “even worse” and 25%,”even worse“.
Again, LLA and JxC voters are more negative about it: 70% and 69% respectively. In the case of followers of the libertarian space, 44% think that the country will be “even worse” Next year, while 26% define it as “even worse“. For their part, 39% of those who choose the changemakers in the polls think that it will be “even worse” and 30%,”even worse“.
However, Among the voters of the ruling party, the outlook is more optimistic because 76% of them understand that the situation will improve. 26% believe it will be “better” and 40% think it will happen “better“. Only 21% project a worse scenario in the future.
The issues of greatest concern to Argentina
In analyzing the main issues that concern the citizens, Inflation is presented as the problem of greatest concern to Argentines (91%). It is followed by uncertainty and uncertainty in the economic situation, which shares the second place (73%). Anxiety about the latter fell 5% compared to last month.
By dividing the concerns by vote, some differences can be identified: On the one hand, while UP voters are affected by impunity for corruption during the Macrista government (61%), JxC voters are concerned about impunity for Kirchnerist corruption (73% ). Another difference was seen in issues such as insecurity, which worried 90% of JxC voters and only 45% of UP voters.
Las other topics is within ten what is the biggest concern These are also matters of the economy and uncertainty: the lack of proposals for economic growth (51%), impunity for Kirchnerist acts of corruption (51%), the lack of progress in the fight against trafficking of drugs (47%), giving subsidies to those who don’t deserve it (42%), pickets don’t stop (36%), lack of credit to buy a house (35%) and easy access to drugs (35%).
In the case of UP voters the issues of greatest concern are: inflation (84%), impunity for Macri’s acts of corruption (61%), adjustments the Government must make to pay the IMF (61%), impunity security of the country’s economic situation (49% ), insecurity/crime (45%), violence against women (36%), lack of credit to buy a house 36%), no progress in the fight against drug trafficking (19%), lack of vehicle traffic control (17%) and easy access to drugs (17%).
with JxC voters the main problems are: inflation (93%), insecurity/crime (90%), insecurity in the country’s economic situation (84%), impunity for the acts of Kirchnerist corruption (73%) , no progress in the fight against drug trafficking (66%), no proposals for economic growth (66%), subsidies continue to be given to those who do not deserve it (63%), pickets will not stop (56% ), easy access to drugs (54% ), the deepening of stocks (45%).