The ministry, led by Luiz Henrique Mandetta, is approved by 76% of the population, while the president received 33% approval amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazilians overwhelmingly approve of the work of the Ministry of Health, led by Luiz Henrique Mandetta—76% of Brazilians say he has managed the coronavirus crisis well, according to Datafolha. This represents a jump of 21 points from the previous survey.
Jair Bolsonaro’s approval rate in the health emergency remained stable (35% to 33%. But the percent of people perceiving his work as a failure increased from 33% to 39%. The positive evaluation is higher among those who earn 2 to 5 times the minimum salary (35%) and in the range between 5 and 10 minimum salaries (36%).
Over the phone, 1,511 people were interviewed between Wednesday and yesterday. The margin of error is three percentage points.
In the past few days, Bolsonaro has met with the minister and criticized social isolation. He also defended the reopening of trade.
The President is also in friction with the states. The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, asked the population not to follow the President and campaigned for everyone to stay at home. According to Datafolha, 57% agree with Doria.
For 51% of respondents, Bolsonaro impedes the fight against the virus.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon