A recent survey conducted by El Comercio, Peru’s most influential daily newspaper, in collaboration with Ipsos, an independent leading marketing and research company, revealed which 10 Peruvian public figures are seen in a positive light and which 10 negatively.
Interesting is that Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) and Keiko Fujimori, his opponent during the presidential election earlier this year, appear on both, the positive and the negative list. While the Peruvian Head of State is on the top of the positive list with 36% of those surveyed seeing him in a positive light, only 8% think of him negatively. Keiko Fujimori however seems to polarize: 21% feel positive about her, while she kindles negative associations with 26% of the participants.
Not surprising the leader and runner-up on the negative list: Nadine Heredia and Ollanta Humala, the former Peruvian presidental couple, both involved in a huge corruption scandal and under investigation for money laundering, accepting illegal election campaign donations and bribery.
The top 10 Peruvian public figures which are seen positively in 2016
- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), Peru’s president, 36%
- Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian football player, 23%
- Keiko Fujimori, leader of the right-wing Fuerza Popular Party, 21%
- Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer and winner of the Nobel prize for literature, 18%
- Gladys Tejeda, Peruvian athlete, 14%
- Salvador del Solar, Peruvian Minister of Culture, 14%
- Luis Castañeda, Mayor of Lima, 13%
- Christian Cueva, Peruvian football player, 13%
- Verónika Mendoza, leader of the Frente Amplio Party, 13%
- Juan Diego Flores, Peruvian tenor, 12%
The top 10 Peruvian figures which are seen negatively in 2016
- Nadine Heredia, former Peruvian first lady, 47%
- Ollanta Humala, former Peruvian president, 33%
- Alan Garcia, former Peruvian president, 31%
- Keiko Fujimori, leader of the right-wing Fuerza Popular Party, 26%
- Manuel Burga, former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, 24%
- César Acuña, former presidential candidate, 23%
- Alejandro Toledo, former Peruvian president, 21%
- Verónika Mendoza, leader of the Frente Amplio Party, 13%.
- Carlos Moreno, former presidential advisor, 11%
- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peruvian president, 8%