The approval ratingof Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government is dropping steadilyand its negative rating is climbing, a CNI/Ibope poll showed on Friday, as hiscombative political style and a weak recession weigh on his popularity.
The number ofBrazilians that rate his government as great or good has slipped to 29% from31% in September, while those that view it as bad or terrible have increased to38% from 34% in the previous poll, the new survey said.
The right-winggovernment's positive rating has declined in Ibope's four previous polls thisyear, falling from 35% in April. Its negative rating has risen from 27% inApril.
Public confidencein Bolsonaro's governing style is also dropping, the poll said. A majority ofthose polled, or 53%, do not approve of the way he is governing Brazil,up from 40% in April and 50% in September. Those who approve of his way ofgoverning has fallen to 40% from 51% in April and 44% in September.
The number ofBrazilians who said they trusted Bolsonaro has also dropped off, within themargin of error, to 41% from 51% in April and 42% in September. Those who haveno trust in him rose to 56% from 45% in April and 55% in September.
The poll commissionedby industry lobby CNI was carried out Dec. 5-8, before the latest developmentsin a corruption investigation of Bolsonaro's son Senator Flavio Bolsonaro.
The survey polled2,000 people and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.