Majority of Brazilians Opposes Bolsonaro Resignation, Says Datafolha

Another 37% want resignation amid the coronavirus pandemic

Most Brazilians do not think Jair Bolsonaro's performance during the Coronavirus crisis is a valid reason for him to resign. According to Datafolha, 59% oppose this suggestion, and 37% are in favor (4% did not know how to answer).

Although only 33% consider the President's management to be good or excellent in the crisis, 52% think he has the conditions to be able to command the country.

For 44%, Bolsonaro has lost the ability to govern, and 4% said they did not know.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is seen at the Alvorada Palace, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado - REUTERS

The possibility of resignation is a recurring theme in political talks, and a group of left-wing party leaders asked for it.

President Bolsonaro has greater support to stay in power among those who earn 5 to 10 minimum wages (69%), men (65%), and those who earn 2 to 5 minimum wages (64%). The president has already said he does not intend to step down.

The Northeast is the region in which the resignation is most accepted: 47%, compared to 49% who reject it, crystallizing their position as a stronghold of opposition to the president. The South and North / Center-West registered more support.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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