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President Bolsonaro faces rising disapproval rating over COVID-19 – Datafolha poll

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians’ disapproval of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit a record high, according to a new opinion poll.

The Datafolha poll published by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper late on Tuesday, March 16th, showed 54% of respondents regard Bolsonaro’s handling of the crisis as bad or terrible.

The poll of 2,023 people, carried out this week, showed a further decline in confidence in Bolsonaro over the pandemic since the previous Datafolha poll on January 20th - 21th, when 48% of respondents expressed disapproval.

Bolsonaro's current disapproval rating . . .

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