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Bolsonaro’s popularity burns while Amazon could make fertile ground for the left

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President Bolsonaro. Photo: PR

According to the latest study from reputable pollster Datafolha, President Jair Bolsonaro’s rejection rates have risen by five percentage points in just under two months. Besides rattling his popularity around the world, the Amazon forest fire crisis also appears to have eroded domestic support for Mr. Bolsonaro, with 38 percent classifying his government as “bad or terrible,” as opposed to 33 percent at the beginning of July.

Datafolha also found that if the 2018 runoff election were to be held again today, Jair Bolsonaro would lose to Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad, by 42 percent to 36 (a narrow margin...

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