Bolsonaro's Approval Rating Increases and Is the Best since the Beginning of Term

Emergency aid program for the poorest population increased the visibility of government actions in the opposition stronghold of the Northeast

São Paulo

President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) has the highest approval ratings since he became president. According to Datafolha, 37% of Brazilians consider their government to be excellent or good, compared to 32% who found it in the previous survey on June 23 and 24.

Even more pronounced was the drop in the rejection curve: those who considered it bad and terrible fell from 44% to 34%. They consider the government to be regular, 27%, compared to 23% in June. The institute interviewed 2,065 people by telephone from 11 to 12 August, with a margin of error of two percentage points, more or less.

Jair Bolsonaro in Belém, Pará. Foto: Alan Santos/PR - Alan Santos/PR

The emergency aid program for the most impoverished population increased the visibility of government actions in the Northeast—an opposition stronghold. Rejection of Bolsonaro fell from 52% to 35% in the region, in which he maintains the worst rating: 33% excellent and good, a six-point increase compared to June. The correlation with the R $ 600 aid distribution is suggested, although not directly.

Bolsonaro inspires more confidence among men, people aged 35 to 44, and those who earn between 5 and 10 minimum wages. Mistrust is greater among women, young people, and those with higher education. In racial terms, the president is better evaluated among those who declare themselves white or yellow (40%), oscillating to 37% among browns and falling to 25% among blacks.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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