Brazil Lula’s Popularity Tumbles 10 Percentage Points

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s popularity declined from 59.9% in July to 50% in September, according to the results of a poll announced by the National Transportation Confederation (CNT). Positive evaluations of the government also fell, from 40.3% to 35.8%.

According to the CNT/Sensus poll, perceptions of corruption rose significantly during the period. In July, 40.3% of the population believed that corruption had increased during Lula’s administration. This percentage now stands at 54.5%.


In comparison with the previous administration, 48.9% think that corruption is greater at present, 16.8% believe that it is less, and 27.6% think that it is the same. The results in may were 26.7%, 31.4%, and 34.4%, respectively.


The survey was done from September 6-8 in 195 municipalities, where two thousand people were interviewed. The margin of error is plus or minus 3%.


The survey also shows that 45.1% of the interviewees believe that the President has not been acting adequately regarding the corruption charges. In July,  31.9% of the population thought that. For 44.8% of the interviewees, Lula has been acting properly, against 47.8% in July. This is a negligible difference since it’s within the poll’s margin of error.


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