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Brazilian president's approval rate hits 73%

04-02-2011 11:13 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 1 (Xinhua) -- President Dilma Rousseff's approval rate was as high as 73 percent, according to a survey released on Friday by the National Industry Confederation (CNI) and consulting company Ibope.

The survey shows only 12 percent disapproved of the president, while 14 percent didn't give their views.

A total of 56 percent Brazilians considered the current government good or very good. Other 27 percent regarded the government as average, while 5 percent considered it bad or very bad. Eleven percent of the interviewees didn't give their opinions.

CNI survey manager Renato da Fonseca said Rousseff's high approval rate was partially due to the success of the previous administration under former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who left an eight-year term earlier this year with an 87-percent approval rate.

"Dilma inherited the popularity of the Lula administration. People approve her manner of governing and trust her," he said.

This argument was backed by the fact that 64 percent interviewees considered Rousseff's administration similar to her predecessor's.

The survey was conducted March 20-23 among 2,002 respondents across the country, with a 2-percent error margin.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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