A total of just 3% of Brazilians rate the administration of President Michel Temer as “good or very good,” down from 5% in July, according to a poll released Thursday by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). The poll was conducted for the CNI by the Brazilian Public Opinion Research Institute (Ibope) and represents the lowest approval rating for any administration since polling began in 1986. The poll showed 77% of respondents saying the administration was “poor or very poor,” up from 70% in July. The poll was taken days after federal prosecutors presented a second round of corruption accusations against the President. Ibope interviewed 2,000 voting-age Brazilians nationwide. Respondents said they were worried about corruption in government, unemployment, poor government services and rising crime. A long recession has led to high levels of unemployment in Brazil. Unemployment remains high despite a nascent economic recovery. Meanwhile, a deep fiscal crisis has caused a breakdown in government services in many states, including in the area of law enforcement.
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