The new tariff scheme is the most rejected measure of the "mass plan"according to this survey

Within the package of measures presented by the new Minister of Economy, Serge Massathe new one segmentation for electricity and gas rates and “savings by consumption” They are a central point. However, a recent survey about the level of support for the new plan showed that it is also the most rejected of the announcements.

This is an “express study” carried out by the consultant Zuban Cordoba to know the first impressions of public opinion on the “Massa plan” carried out through an online questionnaire between August 4 and 5 on 1,800 cases.

The work showed that The “reduction of domestic energy consumption” promoted by the Government with the new scheme meets a level of disapproval of 38.2%, the highest of the questionnaire that asked for opinions on the different measures announced.

“The measures to reduce domestic energy consumption seem to generate the most rejection. We have been warning for several months: in Argentina when talking about adjustment it is always for the other“, Evaluated the consultant in its official Twitter account, where they presented the first results of the study.

Rates and “savings for consumption”: the most rejected measure

To answer the questions, the Zuban Córdoba survey offered five options: “totally approve”, “somewhat approve”, “somewhat disapprove”, “totally disapprove” and, finally, “don’t know”. The case of “savings for consumption” that Massa mentioned when informing how the new scheme to remove subsidies from tariffs will produce a striking result in that system.

Although the level of acceptance of this measure was high, with 58.1% between those who approved “totally” and those who approved “somewhat”, the 38.2% disapproval of those surveyed (resulting from adding the total option and the partial option) exceeded that shown by other measures, such as special regimes for mining, hydrocarbons and knowledge economy, with 26.6% rejection.

The reduction of energy consumption was the worst valued measure and the bonus for retirees the most approved

By contrast, The two best valued measures in the survey were the audit on social plans that Massa announced will begin on August 15 and the bonus for retirees. The first had a total approval of 72.5% and added to the partial approval it reaches 86.8%. The second reached 73.1%, with a peak of 88.4%. The rejection, in both cases, did not reach 10%.

The survey also probed the level of approval of other announcements, such as the suspension of financing from the Central Bank to the Treasury, that is, the emission cut. Altogether, the 84.2% of the surveys agreed with the measure, while only 8.6% disapproved.

Meanwhile, the “incentive for companies that generate exports” had an approval of 84.8% and a disapproval of 9.2%. The “training of 70,000 new programmers had 71.1% support, 12.8% rejection, and a whopping 16.1% ‘don’t know’,” according to the survey.

Finally, the decision to “investigate the speculation of companies with imports” was approved by 66.8% and disapproved by 26.8%.

The “political support” for Massa and the problem of the negative image

another one of the questions who conducted the survey was yes “Sergio Massa has the support of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner“, in an attempt to evaluate the political projection of the new Minister of Economy whose landing in the Government is due to the need to overcome internal disputes to face the economic crisis.

In that aspect, 55.3% of those surveyed by Zuban Córdoba said they “totally agree” and “somewhat agree” with that statement and barely 27.2% expressed their disagreement with Massa having the support of the two main protagonists of the Frente de Todos so far. 17.5% checked the “don’t know” option.

Massa’s negative image remains high after the announcements and Fernández’s management maintains a strong rejection

The consultant added that both the positive and negative image of Massa, such as the discharge of Fernández “remain at the same levels” that they showed in a previous study, both negative.

The disapproval of the President’s management according to this work reaches 71.4%, while the negative image of Massa reaches 66.8%, against 28.7% positive image.

“Until concrete results appear in economic management, it is likely that these indicators will not undergo too many changes,” said the consultant.

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