Jair Bolsonaro is facing his worst popularity crisis since taking office as president in January 2019, according to polls. His denialism toward the Covid-19 pandemic and the accusation he tried to interfere in the Federal Police in order to shield his sons from investigation were the two pivotal facts of his dip in polling performance. In May, according to the latest data available, President Bolsonaro reached his peak rejection rate and lowest approval figures. Per a XP/Ipespe survey, 50 percent of respondents classified Mr. Bolsonaro’s administration as either ‘bad’ or ‘terrible’ — 14 percentage points more than in March. Supporters who rate it as ‘good’ or ‘great’ fell to just 25 percent.
However, these findings do not mean President Bolsonaro is electorally isolated, nor does it mean