The Majority of Brazil Supports Bolsonaro's Impeachment, Shows Datafolha

A survey shows that 54% supports congress opening the process, compared to 42% who reject this action against the president

São Paulo

For the first time since Datafolha began to question Brazilians about the issue, in April 2020, the majority is in favor of opening the impeachment process for President Jair Bolsonaro (no party).

There are 54% of those interviewed in favor of an action being filed by the House of Representatives, compared to 42% who are against it. 2,074 people across the country were surveyed on the 7th and 8th of July.

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo ORG XMIT: FW1 - REUTERS

In the previous round, in May, the pro-impeachment had outnumbered those against the idea, but it was a technical tie (49% to 46%) because the margin of error is two percentage points.

Between the survey in May and the current one, suspicions arose of obscure negotiations for non-existent vaccines, with allegations of bribery, and a super request for impeachment was taken to Congress.

On the eve of the opening of impeachment against Fernando Collor, in 1992, 75% were in favor of the process, according to Datafolha. Support for the Dilma Rousseff process in 2016 ranged from 63% to 68%.​

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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