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Bolsonaro’s Re-Election Hinges on Aid, Moderation of Rhetoric, Pollster Says

  • Approval of Bolsonaro’s administration close to key threshold
  • Latest polls signal smaller odds of first-round decision: Ipec
Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Photographer: Andre Borges/Bloomberg

President Jair Bolsonaro’s ability to further gain ground with voters less than six weeks before Brazil’s election depends largely on the impact of economic relief measures and his ability to moderate his rhetoric, according to leading pollster Ipec.

Approval of Bolsonaro’s administration has been slowly but surely improving this year and now stands close to 30% -- a threshold above which past presidents have been re-elected, Marcia Cavallari, Ipec’s chief executive officer, said Wednesday at an event organized by Bloomberg in Sao Paulo.