La Cámpora’s relationship with the polling world appears to be small, in an organization that holds high-ranking positions in government and street-mobilizing muscle as fundamental assets. However, in the camporista atmosphere there is room for tables loaded with percentages like the political leaders or on the main problems that afflict public opinion. in the governing body Maximo Kirchner they claim to consume data from the Analogies firm, although in the business they claim not to have them as customers.
Two camp sources confirmed THE NATION What they consult the Analogías numbers and identify it as the only one they use in the organization. “Analogías works according to what La Cámpora asks of it. There is data that is used internally and others that are used to broadcast things that are functional to our interests”explains to this newspaper a camper who, within the organization, describes Máximo Kirchner (and also Cristina Kirchner) more attached to “politics” than to figures.
However, from Analogías they refuse to be linked to La Cámpora. “We don’t have La Cámpora as a client”, ensures THE NATION Acosta Marina, Communications Director of the firm. He adds that they also do not work with a leader of the group who hires them in a personal capacity. The company belongs to Pablo Mandia (until 2017 it belonged to the consultant Analía del Franco, also close to the ruling party), former head of official communication under Cristina’s second government. In the environment of the consultants, two sources evoked a relation between the group and Analogías but none confirmed it.
In its March study, Analogías revealed that the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (the issue that led Máximo Kirchner to resign as president of the ruling bloc in the Chamber of Deputies) has a positive assessment, with 44% of those consulted approving it, and that support for the government is at 35%, its lowest level since the start of the administration. Also, that the positive image of President Alberto Fernández is at its worst, with 39%. The top three concerns of the population, according to the consultant’s study, are inflation (mentioned by 33% of respondents), corruption (31%) and insecurity (14%).
The company also publishes specific reports on employers’ perception of the current situation or the population’s opinion on the issue of wages, to name just two of the studies they released this month.
At the time of the one-on-one dialogue with the specialists, the motorhome menu also appears reduced. After consulting with THE NATION In various terminals of the group, only a few names of possible interlocutors of Máximo Kirchner in this area have leaked. One of them was the Jean Courelformer communication secretary of Buenos Aires at the time of Daniel Scioli as governor, and who worked in the Front of All campaign for last year’s elections, a team the Catalan consultant joined Antoni Gutierrez Rubi to attempt a switch after the PASO loss (now he’s still linked to Sergio Massa, who originally signed him, but contributes to FDT strategies). But Courel did not respond to this newspaper’s question to confirm or deny the data.
Some consultants admit to having had informal talks with members of La Cámpora’s communications team, but say they have not worked to make measurements for the group. ‘Politics doesn’t like being told the truth,’ says longtime pollster who’s worked with leaders across the political spectrum but says he’s never done it for the led group by the son of Vice-President Cristina Kirchner.