Bolsonaro’s support falls in Brazil’s two main cities: poll

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during an inauguration ceremony of the new Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello (not pictured) at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s support has fallen in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on the eve of municipal elections, according to a Datafolha survey conducted on Nov. 9 and 10 and published in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Friday.

In São Paulo, Bolsonaro saw his rejection rate rise from 48% to 50% and his government’s approval rate drop from 25% to 23%. The President is better rated among the older population, with a 30% approval, and rejected by 66% of the younger population.

In Rio, Bolsonaro’s approval fell six points to 28%, from 34%; and rejection remained stable, with a slight increase from 41% to 42%, the poll showed. The margin of error is 3 percentage points, Folha said.

A previous poll last Sunday also showed a similar trend, suggesting a previous bump may be short-lived as the country still grapples with a brutal coronavirus outbreak.

Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of local elections.

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