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Bolsonaro’s Popularity at Lowest Point Amid Vaccine Scandal

  • Poll also shows Bolsonaro losing to ex-President Lula in 2022
  • Top court justice authorized probe into Bolsonaro late Friday
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity fell to the lowest level since assuming office after an ally said he turned a blind eye to an alleged kickback scheme in the purchase of coronavirus vaccines.

Bolsonaro is approved by 34% of the population, down from 44% in February, according to an MDA poll published on Monday by the National Transport Confederation. Meanwhile, rejection rates for the president and his government hit all-time highs of 63% and 48%, respectively.