Brazilians are increasingly dissatisfied with the administration of President Michel Temer, citing poor economic performance and continued corruption, according to a public opinion poll released Friday. The poll, conducted by the Public Opinion Research Institute (Ibope) for the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), showed 46 percent of voting-age Brazilians saying the administration was “poor or very poor,” up from 39 percent in a similar poll in September. Only 13 percent characterized the administration as “good or very good,” down from 14 percent in September. Some 35 percent of Brazilians called the administration merely “fair,” up from 34 percent in September. Temer became president earlier this year following impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, whose administration was accused of systematic corruption. But according to poll-takers, Brazilian voters are now focused on allegations of corruption within the Temer administration, vexed by a two-year long recession and rising unemployment.
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