July 24, 2020

Bolsonaro’s poll numbers rise in Brazil despite virus

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Three polls released this week show gains for President Jair Bolsonaro, putting him as favorite to win re-election in 2022 despite his controversial handling of Brazil’s raging coronavirus crisis.The far-right leader, who is himself currently infected with the virus, has downplayed the pandemic even as it has exploded in Brazil, the country with the most infections and deaths from COVID-19 anywhere in the world except the United States.But this week’s polls suggest the man dubbed the “Tropical Trump” is weathering the crisis relatively well.The latest, published Friday b…

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