A poll released Friday showed members of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies divided and ambivalent on the question of impeaching embattled President Dilma Rousseff. The Datafolha polling organization consulted 324 of the 513 members of the Chamber. A total of 39% said they would vote to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President while 32% said they would vote against such a motion. The rest were undecided. Rousseff is fighting accusations that she allowed rampant corruption at state-run energy company Petrobras. Meanwhile, a congressional investigation has turned up evidence of federal budget irregularities. Her popularity in the country has suffered from the corruption allegations as well as a weak economy. Members of Congress were also ambivalent about the fate of Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, who faces an ethics investigation because of alleged bribery and money laundering. A total of 45% of those polled said they hoped Cunha would resign, but only 35% said they would vote to remove him as Speaker.
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