RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Datafolha survey released on Monday, July 8th, by the newspaper “Folha de S.Paulo” shows the following evaluation rates of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government:

Great/good: 33%
Average: 31%
Bad/poor: 33%.
Don’t know/no answer: 2%

Concerning expectations for the government’s future, after six months in office, 51 percent expect Bolsonaro to perform well or very well.

The survey was conducted on July 4th and 5th with 2,086 respondents aged over sixteen in 130 cities across the country. The margin of error is two percentage points up or down. The research confidence level is 95 percent. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the results will reflect reality, considering the margin of error.

In April, when the previous survey was conducted, the rates were:

Great/good: 32%.
Average: 33%
Bad/poor: 30%.
Don’t know/no answer: 4%.

Concerning expectations for the government’s future, after six months in office, 51 percent expect Bolsonaro to perform well or very well; 21 percent average; and 24 percent por or very poor. Before he took office, 65 percent expected Bolsonaro to perform well or great, compared to 17 percent so-so and 12 percent bad or poor.

Datafolha also asked whether Bolsonaro did more, less, or what he should have done for his country. The results were as follows:

Did more for the country than expected: 12% (13% in April)
He did what the country expected him to do: 22% (22% in April).
Did less for the country than expected: 61% (61% in April)

It also raised the question of whether or not respondents believe that the president is acting as he should. Check the percentages:

Acts as a president should: 22% (27% in April)
Most of the times he acts as he should: 28% (27% in April)
On some occasions, he acts as he should: 21% (20% in April)
On no occasion does he act as he should: 25% (23% in April)

After six months in office, the percentages of great and good performance for other presidents were as follows:

Fernando Collor (1990): 34%
Itamar Franco (1993): 24%.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso 1 (1995): 40%.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso 2 (1999): 16%
Lula 1 (2003): 42%.
Dilma 1 (2011): 49%
Dilma 2 (2015): 10%
Bolsonaro (2019): 33%

There was no poll covering the first six months of Temer’s term and Lula’s second term.

(Source: Folha & G1)

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