Datafolha: 56% of Brazilians Support Bolsonaro's Impeachment

A national survey shows that the majority still defends the opening of proceedings in Congress against the president

São Paulo

President Jair Bolsonaro has backed off publicly from his September 7 coup threats and now dismisses the immediate risk of impeachment proceedings in Congress.

But most Brazilians, 56% of those heard by Datafolha, want the process to go forward. This is what the institute measured on September 13th to 15th, when it heard 3,667 people in 190 cities in person.

It is an index that oscillates positively within the two-point error margin of the survey, compared to the 54% who requested impeachment in July.

At that time, the trend pointed out in the May survey was confirmed, when for the first time since Datafolha started asking the question, in April 2020, there was a numerical advantage in favor of the proceedigs(49% to 46% against).

Now, the number of those against the measure remained stable (41%, against 42% in the previous round), with 3% responding with no opinion.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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