For a long time, especially due to the electoral results at the national level, it has been stated that Córdoba is the most fractious province in Argentina. Above all, after what happened last year when, contrary to what happened in the rest of the country, more people from Cordoba voted for Mauricio Macri than for Alberto Fernández.
Those electoral results now add numbers over other situations. According to a survey by the Mendoza consulting firm Reale Dellatorre, a majority of Cordoba society perceives itself as “different” from the rest of the country in a greater proportion.
67% of those surveyed agreed with the statement: “We are a society ‘different from the rest of the country'”.
The study was carried out, in addition to Córdoba, in two other provinces that, by size and production contribution, are similar: Santa Fe and Mendoza. All three form a kind of key central corridor in the fabric of the country.
According to the survey, the people of Mendoza are close to the people of Cordoba. In the province of Cuyo, 65.5% of those surveyed perceive themselves as different from the rest of Argentina.
The people of Santa Fe were far behind, although the percentage is not less: 50% said they felt different.
But also, the people of Cordoba are the ones who feel the most discriminated against by the Nation.
The survey shows that 65% of those surveyed think so, with a detail: not only do the voters of Juntos por el Cambio (82%) support it, it is also affirmed by those who accompanied Make for Córdoba in the elections (75, 3%).
Córdoba also feels that it has “greater autonomy of resources” in relation to the rest of the country. 44% of those surveyed said so, against 42% of Mendoza and 39% of Santa Fe.
Cordobes are also the ones who were most dissatisfied with the functioning of the federal system.
In the survey, 40% of the Cordovan respondents expressed “separatist” wishes from the rest of the country.
Along the same lines, 35% of the people surveyed from Mendoza say the same and 33% of the people from Santa Fe.
Obviously, the study clarifies that the National Constitution prevents the provinces from disassociating themselves from the national orbit.
They also consulted on issues related to the latest government measures. For example, the failed expropriation of Vicentin.
The greatest rejection of Vicentin was from Cordoba: 65% said they were against it, while in Santa Fe that percentage reached 56.4%.
As we move on to the future, there is a dark look to what is to come. 70.8% of those surveyed in Córdoba believed that what will come will be worse, very close to 69.3% of the people from Santa Fe.
The study also asked for proper names. In the case of Córdoba, Juan Schiaretti leads the credibility ranking set up by the consultancy.
According to the survey, 49% of the Cordovan respondents believe the governor while 37% said they did not.
Then, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta follows, with 37.20% (40.10% said they did not believe him). And third, Mauricio Macri with 32% (51.30%).
Further behind are Luis Juez (31% against 48.70%), Alberto Fernández (29.30% against 59.80%) and Martín Llaryora (28.30% against 46.70%).
In Santa Fe, the ranking is led by Miguel Lifschitz (38.30% and 39.40%); followed by Alberto Fernández (37% against 54.10%), and by Omar Perotti (32% against 50%).
While from Mendoza there are data from last August: ahead was Rodolfo Suárez (63.10% against 39.40%) and then Alberto Fernández (52% against 46.10%).
Finally, elections were consulted. If they were tomorrow, who would they vote for?
In Córdoba, according to the survey, Juntos por el Cambio (23.2%) would win, followed by Unión por Córdoba (18.5%). Third? “None” answered 17.8%.
The Kirchneristas added 13.5% and the “Libertarios”, 4%.
Those who said they did not know reached 11.7%.
In Santa Fe, meanwhile, he would also win Together for Change. 21% said they would vote for it. Second, the Frente de Todos (with 20.1%) and right there, the “None” (20.10%).
The progressives added 11% and those who “don’t know”, 13%.
In this case, data from Mendoza were not included.
Methodology: random sample, multistage, stratified by region and proportional to the population weight. The selection of the interviewee was made according to (nested) quotas of sex and age, following census parameters.
The data was collected digitally (70% on Facebook and 30% on Instagram).
Location of the sample: Córdoba, Santa Fe and Mendoza.
Number of cases: 800 in each province (with a confidence margin of 95% and a sampling error of 3.4%).
Date of the survey: from September 9 to 12 (in Mendoza, the study was carried out in August).