Bolsonaro's Impeachment Divides the Country, but President Maintains Support Base, Says Datafolha

Research also points out that there is a tie between those who defend and those who do not want to resign

São Paulo

Brazilians are divided on whether they want to proceed with an impeachment against Jair Bolsonaro. Despite this, the president maintains his support base stable in about a third of the population.

Support for the possibility of the president resigning due to the political crisis while facing the new coronavirus pandemic has also grown. Now, those who want a resignation are tied with those who reject it.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stands at the ramp of the Planalto Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - REUTERS

This was what Datafolha found on Monday (27), a survey impacted by Sergio Moro's bombastic departure from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, which occurred on Friday (24). The former minister accused Bolsonaro of wanting to interfere politically in the Police Federal.

According to the institute, 45% want the Chamber of Deputies to open an impeachment process, while 48% reject the measure. Those without an opinion represent 6%.

Datafolha interviewed 1,543 people by phone, and the margin of error is three percentage points.

Support for Bolsonaro's eventual resignation grew compared to the survey carried out from April 1 to 3. In that round, 59% of the ears by Datafolha said they were against the gesture. Now, it's 50%, tied with the 46% who want him to resign - 37% at the beginning of the month.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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