Morales and a group of opposition governors face a recall vote on August 10 that the leftist leader proposed last year in a bid to undermine right-wing opponents who have challenged his economic and constitutional reforms.
Pushing for autonomy, they have forced him to put on hold his plan to redistribute land to poor farmers.
An Ipsos Apoyo poll of 1,002 people published in newspaper
However the survey did not measure voting intention.
Morales, who took power in the poorest nation in
An Indian from a poor background, Morales has billed the recall as a face-off between Bolivians supportive of his drive to tighten the state's grip over the economy, and those who want pro-business politicians back in power.
"With this referendum we want to deepen and accelerate the nationalization and recovery of natural resources," Morales told thousands of supporters on Saturday, describing the recall vote as a choice between "nationalization and privatization".
In a surprise resolution on Thursday night, the
Morales' rightist foes had complained that the rules for the recall vote favored the president. Of the country's nine governors, eight face recalls.
Under the recall vote law approved by Congress, the president and each governor would be forced out if the votes against them exceeded the percentage and the number of votes each received when elected in late 2005.
That meant each governor needed from 52 percent to 62.1 percent of the recall vote to prevail. The
Polarization between the relatively prosperous eastern provinces and the western
While recent polls suggest Morales will survive the vote, analysts say he has lost appeal among the middle class and even among Indians, who are frustrated because they say their living standards are not improving.
The Ipsos Apoyo poll was conducted between July 19-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
(Writing by Simon Gardner; Editing by Eric Walsh)
Republished from Reuters