Rejection of Bolsonaro returns to an all-time high in latest poll

Rejection Bolsonaro all-time high poll
Bolsonaro meeting supporters in Amazonas. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

A recent survey carried out by PoderData shows that 59 percent of Brazilians disapprove of the Jair Bolsonaro government, the highest rejection rate since June of last year.

Amid the Senate’s inquiry into his administration’s pandemic mismanagement and his consistent disdain for coronavirus restriction measures, Mr. Bolsonaro appears to be losing his grip on the nation. The most recent simulations for 2022’s election have him trailing center-left former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a potential runoff vote.

When breaking down PoderData’s findings by age, gender, income, and region, some interesting findings jump out. An overwhelming 74 percent of respondents in Brazil’s sparsely populated North region approve of the Bolsonaro government, perhaps in response to the far-right leader’s laissez-faire approach toward Amazon conservation.

The president is least popular among young people, with 75 percent of those aged 16 to 24 rejecting his government.