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As aid program ends, Bolsonaro’s popularity dwindles

Today, we explain how the end of the coronavirus emergency aid program could erode Jair Bolsonaro’s approval ratings. Brazil tops 200,000 Covid-19 deaths. And the anatomy of a bungled vaccine strategy.

Bolsonaro’s approval dips in first post-aid poll

As the government-sponsored coronavirus emergency salary program expired at the end of 2020, analysts believed that President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval ratings would go down with it. Indeed, a new opinion poll by PoderData — the first since the end of the aid initiative — corroborates that prediction. In January, the administration’s rejection rates jumped from 47 to 52 percent, outside the...

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