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Brazil's Incoming President Enjoys Strong Support, Poll Shows

  • Three-quarters of respondents say Bolsonaro is on right path
  • Bolsonaro has named key cabinet posts, will assume on Jan. 1
Brazil President-elect Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil President-elect Jair BolsonaroPhotographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is backed by the vast majority of Brazilians, according to a public opinion poll published less than three weeks ahead of his inauguration.

Roughly 75 percent of the population believes the incoming president is on the right path, according to an Ibope survey published on Thursday by Brazil’s National Industry Confederation, or CNI. Sixty-four percent expect his government to be good or great, while 14 percent said it will be bad or terrible.