The slow recovery in economic activity has helped President Jair Bolsonaro curb his government's sharp decline in popularity in recent months, according to a new survey by Datafolha.
The approval rating for its administration, about to turn one year old, fluctuated from 29% to 30% in the first week of December, within the margin of error, by plus or minus two percentage points.
Failure, which went from 30% to 38% in the first eight months after taking office, has now fluctuated to 36%, also on the margin of error. Datafolha interviewed 2,948 people in 176 municipalities on Thursday (5) and Friday (6).
Research shows that part of the population returned to have a positive expectation regarding the economy. At 43%, it has improved in the coming months. In August, only 40% thought so. At the beginning of the government, it was 50%.
The endorsement of the work of Paulo Guedes's team rose from 20% to 25%. In contrast, perceptions about Bolsonaro management in the areas of anti-corruption (34% to 29%) and culture (31% to 28%) worsened.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon