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Most Brazilians favour Rousseff's impeachment

Mar 24 2015 09:45

Brasilia - President Dilma Rousseff's popularity has fallen to a new low and a majority of Brazilians now favour her impeachment, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

The CNT/MDA poll confirmed other recent surveys that have shown Rousseff's popularity plunging due to a massive corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras as well as a stagnant economy that faces rising inflation.

The new survey said 59.7% of respondents favour Rousseff's impeachment, while 64.8% rate her government negatively, with only 10.8% seeing it positively.

When CNT/MDA last surveyed Rousseff's popularity in late September, before her narrow re-election in October, 41% of respondents rated her government as "great" or "good" and 23.5% as "bad" or "terrible".

The poll also showed that Rousseff's personal approval rating had dropped to 18.9% from 55.6% in September, while 77.7% of respondents said they disapproved of her leadership versus 40.1% in the previous survey.

If Brazil were to hold presidential elections today, opposition leader Aecio Neves would win. In the poll, 55.7% of respondents said they would vote for Neves, who lost the October presidential vote in a close runoff.

Just 16.6% said they would vote for Rousseff.

The MDA poll, commissioned by the national transport lobby group CNT, surveyed 2 002 people between March 16 and 19.

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