Brazil’s Public Opinion Research Institute (Ibope) on Friday released its first nationwide poll measuring the performance of Acting President Michel Temer since Temer took office in April. The poll showed 31% of voting-age Brazilians approving of Temer’s handling of his job, while 53% disapproved and the rest were undecided. Poll-takers were also asked about the performance of the Temer administration as a whole, with 13% giving high marks as “good or very good” and 39% a failing grade as “poor or very poor.” A large portion of the electorate, 48%, was undecided. Temer has been hurt politically by some of the same factors that drove Rousseff’s popularity into single digits. Members of his Cabinet have been accused of corruption while the public faults him, and his administration, for failing to end a period of high inflation combined with recession and unemployment.
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