Presidencia counters negative poll results

Casa Presidencial quickly responded to a poll that put the president in a bad light. Workers for the Presidencia also put a positive spin on a fairly negative poll produced by Cid Gallup.

The main findings were that a large majority of Costa Ricans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Casa Presidencial said, however, that the poll showed that concerns about the cost of living were voiced by fewer persons in the latest poll and that only 17 percent of the respondents said that their households had experienced a robbery or similar crime in the last four months. That was down from 26 percent in 2008 and 2009, Casa Presidencial said.

As to the highly negative opinions expressed by respondents about the work President Luis Guillermo Solís has accomplished, Casa Presidencial said that all presidents receive such poor evaluations at this point in their terms.

Casa Presidencial also came out with a summary of 10 signs that the national economy is recovering.

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