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Rousseff's approval rating falls to 10 percent, lowest for a Brazilian leader in over 20 years

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff raises her cup during a toast with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, not in photo, during an official ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. Rousseff's popularity ratings have dropped to levels not seen since the government of disgraced former president Fernando Collor de Mello in 1992, according to a poll published Sunday, June 21. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff raises her cup during a toast with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, not in photo, during an official ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. Rousseff's popularity ratings have dropped to levels not seen since the government of disgraced former president Fernando Collor de Mello in 1992, according to a poll published Sunday, June 21. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)  (The Associated Press)

The approval rating of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has fallen to a level not seen in the more than two decades since a president was impeached for corruption, her hit coming amid an economic crunch and a huge corruption scandal at the state energy company.

The Datafolha poll published Sunday by the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo says only 10 percent of those surveyed consider Brazil's government to be "great" or "good." By contrast, 65 percent said the government is a "failure."

The approval rating was the lowest for a Brazilian leader since 1992, when President Fernando Collor de Mello was forced from office after being impeached for corruption.

The Datafolha poll was based on interviews with 2,840 people Wednesday and Thursday and had an error margin of 2 percentage points.