Forwarded from a friend; re: Colombia.
mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Wed Aug 30 17:37:25 MDT 2000
I was just visiting the Washington Post site and couldn't help but giggle at
the "Columbian Opinion Pole" or rather "what the bourgeois in Columbia
in an article that should have been entitled "Why Clinton will Save
Columbia" (and aptly entitled: "Clintons Shows Support in Columbia"). I'm
sure you are well aware of the trip he is going on there with a 1.2 billion
dollar cheque for Pastrana today (actually- just arrived). I thought you
would be interested in this:
With President Clinton heading to Colombia this week, here is a sampling of
recent opinion polls.
Polls were conducted by the National Polling Center, Colombia's leading
private survey organization.
Poll conducted in Aug. 22. Sample size was 826.
Q: Do you know that U.S. President Clinton is about to visit Colombia?
Q: Do you consider President Clinton's visit to Colombia positive for the
Poll conducted in June. Sample size was 1,600.
Q: Who do you believe has more power right now in Colombia?
FARC guerrilla leader 46%
United States 31%
Colombian president 10%
paramilitary leader 4%
Poll conducted in July for Canal Caracol, Colombian TV. Sample size 1,613.
Q: Which of the following problems is the most serious for the country?
Drug traffic 7%
Q: Do you believe the peace process is on the right track or the wrong
Q: Do you believe U.S. aid could escalate the war?
Q: Do you think the economy is on the right track or wrong track?
Note: No response not listed
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