- Title: Record low poll numbers plague Brazil's President
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (FILE) (REUTERS) PROTEST WITH BANNER READING "ELECTIONS, RIGHTS NOW" WITH PAN TO CROWD AND FLAGS WAVING PROTESTERS WITH BANNER READING "TEMER OUT! RIGHTS NOW" PROTESTERS WITH SIGN IN FOREGROUND READING "TEMER OUT"
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 17:56
- Keywords: MICHEL TEMER BRAZIL POLL POLLING
- Location: SAO PAULO, BRASILIA AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: SAO PAULO, BRASILIA AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0046RMUVCZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Brazilian President Michel Temer's approval rating has fallen to just 5 percent and 87 percent of those asked say they do not trust the corruption-plagued leader, according to a survey released on Thursday (July 27) by pollster Ibope. The result comes just days before Congress votes on whether a charge that Temer took bribes from the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA, should proceed to the Supreme Court, where he could be put on trial.
The government's approval rating was 10 percent in the last Ibope poll taken in late March. But that was before Temer was hit by the corruption charge.
Temer's rating has fallen below the worst result former President Dilma Rousseff received in an Ibope poll, when 9 percent of respondents said in late 2015 they approved of her government. Rousseff was impeached last year and her then-vice president, Temer, took over. Rousseff called that a "coup" orchestrated by Temer and allies so they could impede the corruption investigations.
Despite Temer's low approval rating, Brazilians remain split on whose government they disliked more, with 52 percent of respondents telling Ibope that Temer's is worse than Rousseff's.
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