Datafolha: Bolsonaro's Approval Drops Six Points to 24%; Rejection Is 45%

Women, Blacks, 16-to-24-year-olds and residents of the Northeast form the base of the negative assessment of Bolsonaro

São Paulo

President Jair Bolsonaro's government has the approval of 24% of Brazilians, the worst rate of his term so far, according to a survey by the Datafolha institute. The percentage of those who considered his management to be excellent or good was 30% in March, when the previous survey was carried out.

Those who reject the government, considering it bad or terrible, were 44% and 45% in the new survey, carried out between this Tuesday (11) and this Wednesday (12), with 2,071 face-to-face interviews in 146 municipalities across the country. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony to announce Social and Environmental Actions and Adhesion to the Adopt a Park Program by Caixa Economica Federal Bank, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - REUTERS

The current government, which took over the Planalto Palace in January 2019, is rated as regular by 30% of respondents, a percentage higher than the 24% in March; 1% did not give an opinion.

The new round of Datafolha also showed a rocky path for Bolsonaro in his already announced 2022 reelection attempt. According to the institute, 54% say they would not vote for him at all, and ex-president Lula (PT), his main opponent, leads the race for the Presidency.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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