Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a “bad or terrible” job rose to 38 per cent from 33 per cent previously, following global outcry over the government’s handling of record fires in the Amazon rainforest.
The Datafolha polling institute found that 29 per cent say that Mr Bolsonaro is doing a “great or good” job, down from 33 per cent in July, according to the poll published on Monday.
Brazilians who said Mr Bolsonaro was doing a normal job fell to 30 per cent from 31 per cent previously, within the margin of error.
Last month, Brazil’s space research agency INPE revealed that the highest number of forest fires were tearing through the Amazon rainforest since 2010, sparking international outcry demanding that the country do more to protect the world’s largest tropical rainforest.
Mr Bolsonaro authorised the military to fight the fires after several days of public protests and criticism from world leaders.
The far-right firebrand also engaged in a public war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the fires “ecocide” and for more to be done to combat them as G7 wealthy nations met in France.