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Broken promises explain drop in Bolsonaro’s approval rate

Broken promises explain drop in Bolsonaro's approval rate

In just two months, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has managed to do something that has taken past presidents years: losing 15 percentage points in popular support. The rate of voters which consider his administration as doing a “good” or “great” job has gone from 49 percent in January, to 39 percent the following month—to just 34 percent now. Meanwhile, the administration is rated “O.K.” by 34 percent, with one-quarter of voters placing Mr. Bolsonaro’s performance as either “bad” or “terrible.”

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