Brazilian government sees boost in approval rating

Sep 25, 2020

Brazilian government sees boost in approval rating

Brasilia (Brazil), September 25: Polls showed a jump in the approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government in September, said survey released by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) on Thursday.
Forty percent of Brazilians perceived the government as good or excellent, which marks the highest percentage since it took office, according to the Ibope Institute who conducted the survey.
Approval for the president's way of governing rose from 41 to 50 percent, and trust in the president grew from 41 to 46 percent.
The president's popularity was particularly high among those with less education and lower income.
According to Renato da Fonseca, CNI executive director of Economy, this increase in popularity could be linked to the government's distribution of emergency aid for low-income people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Apparently, emergency aid played an important role in improving the evaluation of Jair Bolsonaro's government, as it reflects the increase in the approval of measures combatting hunger and poverty," he said.
In the survey, 51 percent of those declared that they had a positive perception of the government's performance in public security. Areas like the fight against hunger and poverty, education, and health were also highly rated.
The CNI-Ibope survey was distributed to 2,000 people on Sept. 17-20 in 127 Brazilian municipalities with a two-percent margin of error.
Source: Xinhua News Agency