The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has an approval rating of around 20% (e.g. this survey). These studies do have flaws, since some may not properly account for his support in the lowest-income neighborhoods, which tend to be more chavista—for instance, telephone surveys will underrepresent people who don't have telephones—but it's a baseline.

However, large numbers of citizens have immigrated to other countries over the last few years. This subset might not be representative of Venezuelan approval of Maduro as a whole. For instance, they might be more in favor of Maduro, because lower-income people might be more desperate to leave the country. Or they might be more against Maduro, since higher income people are more likely to be able to leave, or because people who dislike Maduro might be more eager to leave a country governed by him. Further, since the people who've left Venezuela, at about 1 million, are about 3% of the country's population and possibly a larger percentage of its adult population, their absence could influence Maduro's overall approval rating.

Has there been any research that measures Maduro's approval rating among the Venezuelan community abroad? If so, how high is it?

  • I think their approval rate is near to nonexistent. If your life situation is so bad that you have to leave your country, politics must be bad. It's very natural process: If the people are well, they like the government, as soon as they suffer they despise it. – miep Feb 8 at 16:17
  • May be ask this guy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Wilpert – H2ONaCl Feb 8 at 23:31
  • @H2ONaCl - Perhaps he'd know, yes. I'm looking for some systematic information, though. – Obie 2.0 Feb 8 at 23:37
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    @Miep - You might leave a country for financial reasons without blaming the government. Maybe some blame the US for instance, as Maduro does, or global economic trends beyond Maduro's control. – Obie 2.0 Feb 8 at 23:40
  • @Obie2.0 That was a good joke Obie and completely fictional statement. Ask several millions of migrants leaving the country in a terrible health state where they don't even have money to bury their family members who don't make it... – Frank Labry Feb 11 at 12:21

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