Bolsonaro's Approval Rating Takes A Dive

Datafolha shows that image of president is deteriorating

Igor Gielow

A national survey by Datafolha shows president Jair Bolsonaro's (PSL) popularity eroding. The president's disapproval rating rose from 33% to 38% compared to the institute's previous survey in July, and several indicators point to a deterioration in its image.

Bolsonaro's approval rating also fell, within the margin of error (plus or minus two percentage points), from 33 percent in July to 29 percent now. During this period, the president radicalized his speech, clearly waving to his most ideological electorate.

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a launching ceremony of public policies against violent crimes at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo - REUTERS

As a result of his controversial words and attitudes, his rejection in the Northeast skyrocketed (41% to 52%), and approval among the rich fell 15 points (52% to 37%). Bolsonaro received the worst rating is among the poorest (22%), the youngest (24%) and the least educated (26%).

Bolsonaro remains the worst-rated first-elected president since Fernando Collor de Mello in 1990. No less than 44% of Brazilians do not trust his word. And from 22% to 15% those who think he fulfills the liturgy of the office.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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