RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s support has fallen in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on the eve of municipal elections, according to a Datafolha survey conducted on Nov. 9 and 10 and published in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Friday.
In São Paulo, Bolsonaro saw his rejection rate rise from 48% to 50% and his government’s approval rate drop from 25% to 23%. The President is better rated among the older population, with a 30% approval, and rejected by 66% of the younger population.
In Rio, Bolsonaro’s approval fell six points to 28%, from 34%; and rejection remained stable, with a slight increase from 41% to 42%, the poll showed. The margin of error is 3 percentage points, Folha said.
A previous poll last Sunday also showed a similar trend, suggesting a previous bump may be short-lived as the country still grapples with a brutal coronavirus outbreak.
Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of local elections.
(Reporting by Sabrina Valle, editing by Louise Heavens)