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President Rousseff's Approval Has Little Increase, Shows Datafolha Survey
12/21/2015 - 09h47
FROM SÃO PAULO
A Datafolha survey held on December 16 and 17 showed that President Dilma Rousseff's image is once again improving.
It is a small improvement. Insufficient, at least for the time being, to get the president out of the difficult position she is in. But it is enough to say that she is moving away from the peak of her popularity crisis.
After the disapproval of the Rousseff administration reached the peak of 71% in August, her popularity recovered in the two following surveys and disapproval rates returned to 65%.
The six-point decline set President Rousseff's popularity at the same level it was in June: the third worst since she first took office in 2011.
Her approval rate, on the other hand, shows an opposite trend - a slight increase. After it reached the lowest level of 8% in August, the number of those who classify the Rousseff administration as good or very good rose to 10% at the end of November. And the most recent survey shows it increased to 12%.
Despite the improvement, President Rousseff is still close to what can be seen as the rock bottom of her popularity.
There is other evidence of Rousseff's relief. The number of Brazilians who believe she should resign is still over 50%. But it fell to 56% from 65% in 21 days.
Translated by THOMAS MUELLO
|Alan Marques - 18.dez.2015/Folhapress|
|Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff|