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Poll: Brazil president's approval rating at just 3 per cent

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer attends a ceremony at the Brain Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A new poll by the Ibope Institute and released Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, says Temer’s already dismal approval rating has sunk even further. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
September 28, 2017 - 7:33 AM

SAO PAULO - A new poll in Brazil says embattled President Michel Temer's already dismal approval rating has sunk even further to a new historic low.

Just 3 per cent of respondents in the Ibope Institute survey approve of Temer's administration, while 77 per cent disapprove. The rest rate his performance as average.

In a previous poll from July, 5 per cent approved while 70 per cent disapproved.

The latest survey is based on 2,000 face-to-face interviews conducted Sept. 15-20, as Brazil's top prosecutor charged Temer and key allies with leading a criminal organization. Temer was also accused of obstruction of justice.

He has denied wrongdoing, calling the indictment "filled with absurdities."

Thursday's poll had a margin of error of 2 percentage points. No president has had a lower rating since Brazil's return to democracy in 1985.

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