For the first time, a portion of the population that supports the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro is greater than that who opposes his removal, according to the Datafolha survey.
While 49% say they favor the process, 46% say they are against his removal. The numbers represent a technical tie in the survey's margin of error, of two percentage points. These numbers were exactly the opposite in the previous survey, done in March, when 50% rejected the impeachment and 46% defended it. 2,071 people were surveyed on the 11th and 12th of May.
The research also reveals other harmful data for Bolsonaro: he has achieved his worst approval ratings (24%) and appears 18 points behind his primary opponent in the 2022 elections, the ex-president Lula (PT). Fifty-four percent (54%) said they would not vote to retain him.
The figures also reflect the government's weariness with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already killed more than 432,000 people in the country and is the target of a CPI that is investigating federal management for ineptitude.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon