August 14, 2020

Bolsonaro’s popularity surges to high despite pandemic

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro received the best approval rating of his term Friday, boosted by his popularity among recipients of coronavirus stimulus payments despite the carnage the pandemic has caused in Brazil.The far-right leader’s approval rating surged five points from June, to 37 percent, while his disapproval rating plunged 10 points to 34 percent, the leading polling firm Datafolha reported.It was the first time since April 2019, four months into his presidency, that Bolsonaro’s approval rating outstripped his disapproval rating in the Datafolha poll.The s…


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