Enrique Pena Nieto's Approval Ratings Drop In His First Year

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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. Pena Nieto is proposing a plan to implement the country's first nationwide pensions, unemployment insurance and capital-gains taxes. The plan was originally billed as a reform of the tax system to close industry-specific loopholes, but Pena Nieto also proposed a carbon tax, and a levy on soft drinks.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A poll in Mexico says approval for President Enrique Pena Nieto has dropped four percentage points in his first year in office.

The Consulta Mitofsky firm says Pena Nieto had an approval rating of 54 percent when he took office Dec. 1, 2012. A year later, it's 50 percent.

The survey released Monday says many Mexicans feel Pena Nieto hasn't done a good job on the economy or security. Those are Mexico's two main problems, according to the poll.

Mitofsky surveyed 1,000 voters across Mexico in face-to-face interviews between Sept. 27 and Nov. 17 on whether they agreed or disagreed with the way Pena Nieto has been governing. The error margin was plus or minus three percentage points.

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