Nothing was (necessarily) new; the point Country Email List was to return to what was already there and what was dismantled in the last three years by Moreno's "betrayal." The problem with a campaign focused on that message Country Email List was that, at the end of the Correa administration, even Correista voters were dissatisfied with the state of the economy. As highlighted in a recent report by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics ( celag ) – citing, in turn, a report by the National Secretariat for Development Planning1–, several socioeconomic indicators actually Country Email List improved considerably in the period 2005-2016.
The discussion Country Email List of how much of this is the identifiable causal effect of the policies of the Citizen Revolution and how much of the external determinants that favored the entire region, regardless of who was in charge and what the mechanisms were, is left for Country Email List another day). The point is that several indicators saw a very notable improvement in the Correísta decade. But, as is well known, the evaluation of Country Email List individuals in the economy, far from being an "objective" assessment, is almost always related to the sympathy they have for the government.
This is precisely what is Country Email List observed when viewing public opinion data in Ecuador between 2008-2019, using the AmericasBarometer as an instrument.two. Throughout this entire Country Email List period, as expected, the Correistas had always held more favorable views of the economy than the anti-Correistas. But the Country Email List direction of the trend changed around 2014-2016. From that moment on, when the respondents responded retrospectively about their perceptions of the previous year, the Correistas also began to state that the situation was worse than before, and their assessment began to coincide with that of their opponents. The same change of direction is observed.