RIO DE JANEIRO – A new poll in Brazil is showing strong support for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
The respected Datafolha agency says 68 percent of people surveyed want to see lawmakers vote to impeach Rousseff. That's up 8 percentage points since February.
The results published in Sunday's Folha de S. Paulo newspaper come on the heels of a topsy-turvy week in Brazilian politics that saw a Supreme Court judge suspend former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's nomination to a Cabinet post amid corruption investigations, as well as large-scale pro- and anti-government demonstrations.
The survey was carried out on March 17 and 18, with face-to-face interviews with 2,794 people in171 cities and towns. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.