Maria Luiza Rabello, Raymond Colitt – Bloomberg, 12/16/2011
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s approval rating rose to 72 percent in December on stronger support for economic policies, an opinion poll showed.
Rousseff, who took office Jan. 1, saw her approval climb from 71 percent in September, according to the Ibope poll published today and commissioned by the National Industry Confederation in Brasilia.
“People approve her handling of the crisis,” Andre Cesar, a political analyst with consultancy CAC, said by phone from Brasilia. “The economic downturn hasn’t impacted the day-to-day life of the people yet.”