Argentines flood streets in anti-government protest
Other polls have given her higher approval ratings but they also show a decline of 10 to 15 percentage points this year.
The government and Cristina will emerge even weaker than they were (after the protests) but the opposition will show its impotence and its inability to channel these demands, said Sergio Berensztein, director of the Poliarquia political consulting firm. Under the constitution, Fernandez cannot run for a third consecutive term in 2015. Local media report her congressional allies may try to reform the country's charter to change this, but the government has not confirmed any such plan.
For now, no opposition leader poses a real challenge to her and the ruling Peronist party still has strong support in the heavily populated working-class outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cristina won with 54 percent of votes and if there were an election today, she would win again because there are no opposition candidates, said Cesar Pacheco, a 62-year-old shipbuilder protesting outside the presidential palace.
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