Chilean president's approval rating improves slightly

An Adimark survey released on 6 October 2016 revealed Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's approval rating rose by four percentage points from August 2016 to reach 23 percent in September 2016 (Bío Bío). Partido por la Democracia Deputy Jorge Tarud called the new poll numbers a step in the right direction, and reserved his criticism for the current cabinet, which received a 20 percent approval rating, the lowest rating since 1990. Tarud suggested Bachelet was assessing weak areas and would have his full support on changes (La Nación). The survey also revealed the overall approval of government rose from 13 percent in August 2016 to 20 percent in September 2016 (Bío Bío).