By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the aftermath of the scandal surrounding Dilma Rousseff's controversial chief of staff, Antionio Palocci, the Brazilian president's popularity is at an all-time high. According to polling agency Datafolha in São Paulo, 49 percent gave Rousseff a very positive approval rating, saying she was doing a 'good' to 'excellent' job.

The poll was executed in the second week of June, after Palocci's resignation. Roussef's approval rating rose from the 47 percent recorded in March.

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