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Bolsonaro remains with a 37% approval, shows Datafolha public opinion poll

Monday, December 14th 2020 - 09:37 UTC
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Datafolha poll found 37% of those surveyed viewed Bolsonaro’s government as great or good, while 32% saw it as bad or terrible, down 2 points. Datafolha poll found 37% of those surveyed viewed Bolsonaro’s government as great or good, while 32% saw it as bad or terrible, down 2 points.

Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval rating remains at its highest level since he took office in 2019, despite the country experiencing the world’s second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak, a poll showed on Sunday.

The Datafolha poll found that 37% of those surveyed viewed Bolsonaro’s government as great or good, unchanged from August, while 32% saw it as bad or terrible, down 2 points.

COVID-19 has caused more than 180,000 deaths in Brazil, second only to the United States.

In September, Bolsonaro extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team.

The monthly stipend begun in April was reduced by half to 300 reais (US$ 59) in September and is paid to poor and informal-sector workers who have seen their earnings battered by the crisis.

The survey, conducted with 2,016 people from Dec. 8 to 10, had a 2-percentage-point margin of error.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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