A public opinion poll released Wednesday by the Public Opinion Research Institute (Ibope) showed popular support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at just 10 percent, only slightly higher than the 9 percent posted in a similar poll in December. Some 69 percent of respondents said the President’s performance was “poor” or “very poor,” just one point lower than the 70 percent posted in December. Respondents continued to cite economic problems such as job security, inflation and interest rates as their chief worries. Rousseff is facing historically low levels of popularity because of an economic downturn and effects of a sweeping corruption investigation. Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies will consider impeachment motions against the chief executive later this month. Ibope conducts the quarterly nationwide poll for the National Confederation of Industries (CNI).
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