The Americas

Mexico president's approval at lowest for last 4 leaders

A new poll says approval for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fallen to the lowest level for any of the country's last four presidents.

The poll released Wednesday by the national newspaper Reforma put Pena Nieto's approval rating at 30 percent, down 9 percentage points from the last survey in December.

Citizens disapproved of Pena Nieto's handling of a variety of topics from education to drug cartels. His worst ratings came on fighting corruption, with 73 percent of those surveyed holding an unfavorable view.

The previous low for a recent Mexican president was 31 percent for Ernesto Zedillo during the country's 1995 economic crisis.

The new poll was conducted April 7-10 and included 1,200 Mexican adults. The margin of error was 4 percentage points.