Mexican president's approval rating hits new low

MEXICO CITY (AP) " A new poll suggests Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating has fallen to the lowest level since he took office in December 2012.

Only 25 percent of those surveyed approved of the president, down from 29 percent in July.

The poll by the El Universal newspaper surveyed 1,000 people between November 11 and 15 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

The president's approval has fallen steadily during the past year from 42 percent last November. Meanwhile, the portion of those disapproving has risen to 66 percent.

Among the factors dragging Pena Nieto down was his invitation to then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on August 31. Trump had railed against Mexicans and 66 percent of respondents said inviting him was a mistake.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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