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New record for president Temer: 3,4% believe he is doing a great job, according to latest opinion poll

Wednesday, September 20th 2017 - 21:58 UTC
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 Polling firm MDA said 3.4% of those surveyed thought the Temer government was doing a “great or good” job - down from 10.3% in MDA's last poll in February. Polling firm MDA said 3.4% of those surveyed thought the Temer government was doing a “great or good” job - down from 10.3% in MDA's last poll in February.

Approval for Brazilian President Michel Temer's government has plummeted, according to a poll published on Tuesday, as the scandal-plagued leader faces new corruption charges and struggles to push his economic reform agenda through Congress.

 Polling firm MDA said that 3.4% of those surveyed thought the Temer government was doing a “great or good” job - down from 10.3% in MDA's last such poll in February.

Temer took over a year ago from impeached leftist Dilma Rousseff and has said he does not care about popularity and only wants to push through an austerity package before his term ends in Jan. 2019. Yet his ability to do so has been hamstrung by charges of taking bribes, racketeering and obstruction of justice.

The charges against Temer are based on the plea-bargain testimony of the owners of the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. They accuse Temer of taking bribes in return for political favors and of conspiring to buy the silence of a witness who could implicate the leader. Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

The MDA poll was commissioned by the national transport lobby CNT and surveyed 2,002 people across Brazil from Sept. 13-16. The poll has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • DemonTree

    Harsh. The percentage of people who approve of him is nearly with the margin of error of the poll. I wonder if he is the most unpopular president in the world?

    Sep 21st, 2017 - 12:03 am 0
  • DonMateo

    I wonder if having your former secretary get caught with suitcases full of cash helps. This would have to be a world record. He is probably more unpopular than Pol Pot or Pinochet or some dictators that have been around Now that is a record.

    Sep 21st, 2017 - 01:30 pm 0
  • :o))

    REF: “3,4% believe he is doing a great job”: WHY SO MANY?

    Sep 23rd, 2017 - 04:28 pm 0
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