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Brazil: Temer’s Administration: Unpopular, But Better than Rousseff’s

On 16 July Datafolha published the first national-level poll evaluating the performance of interim President Michel Temer’s administration. Run between 14 and 15 July, the poll is so far the most comprehensive picture of public perceptions surrounding the new government. According to Datafolha, Temer currently has a 14% approval rating – roughly the same as Dilma Rousseff’s when she stepped down in April to await trial. Temer’s disapproval ratings, however, are significantly lower than Rousseff’s. Temer’s government was labeled “bad” or “terrible” by 31% of respondents, whereas 65% rated Rousseff’s government the same in an April Datafolha poll shortly before she stepped down.

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