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Bolsonaro Approval Rating Drops 15 Points

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The positive assessment of the Jair Bolsonaro government in the Presidency of the Republic fell by 15 percentage points since the beginning of the mandate, according to Ibope’s survey released yesterday.

According to the institute, 34% of Brazilians consider the Bolsonaro government to be good or good – that number was 49% in January and 39% in February.

At the same time, the percentage of those who rate the current government as bad or bad has increased by 13 percentage points, from 11 percent in January to 24 percent in March.
Another 34% consider the Bolsonaro management regular, while 8% did not know or chose not to respond to the institute’s research.

Ibope made 2,002 interviews between March 16 and 19, with Brazilians aged 16 and over. The margin of error is two percentage points more or less.

The institute figures indicate that the positive evaluation of the Bolsonaro government (34%) is the lowest on a management principle (until March) in comparison with the last three presidents.

In his first term, Fernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB) had 41% approval, while Lula (PT) reached 51% and Dilma Rousseff (PT), 56%.
Considering also the second presidential term in the account, the evaluation of the current government is only superior to the beginning of the second management of FHC (22%) and Dilma (12%).

In addition to the government’s assessment, the institute also asked questions about the president’s own performance.

Bolsonaro’s approval in this case also shows a decline in the first months of his term – from 67% in January to 57% in February and 51% in March. Those who disapprove of the president were from 21% in January to 38% in March. In February the index was 31%.

The Brazilian’s confidence in the president, who was 62% in January, also suffered a concussion. According to Ibope, it fell to 55% in February and reached 49% in March. Those who do not trust have gone from 30% to 44% from January to March.

Considering only the March survey of Ibope, Bolsonaro has his best personal evaluation (61%) between evangelicals and residents of the North and Central-West regions.

Respondents living in the Northeast and municipalities with more than 500,000 inhabitants (53% in each segment) are the ones who declare that they do not trust the president.