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Bolsonaro Approval Rating Suffers 16-Point Drop Since January

  • Ibope Inteligencia poll shows approval rating of 51 percent
  • Controversies and pension reform mark beginning of his term
Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro’s honeymoon appears to be coming to a swift end, as a new opinion poll shows a steady decline in his approval ratings.

Support for Bolsonaro has fallen 16 percentage points since January, and currently stands at just over 50 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday by Ibope Inteligencia. Thirty-eight percent of Brazilians disapprove of his presidency, the survey showed.