Brazil government's popularity rising after decline due to protests: Poll
SAO PAULO (AFP) - The Brazilian government's popularity has started recovering after a steep fall following massive street protests over corruption and living standards, says a poll released on Saturday.
The Datafolha survey, published by the daily Folha de Sao Paulo, put the approval rating at 36 per cent this week, up from 30 per cent in late June, when it dropped 35 percentage points in the wake of the nationwide social turmoil.
It attributed the change to Brazilians' greater optimism about the country's economic performance, notably in the areas of inflation, purchasing power and unemployment.
The popularity of President Dilma Rouseff's government had peaked at 65 per cent in March.