Rio de Janeiro: Just 13 percent of Brazilians think interim president Michel Temer is doing a good job, a poll found Friday, making him only slightly more popular than his bitter rival Dilma Rousseff.
The CNI/Ibope poll said that 10 percent approve of the government of Rousseff, who has been suspended pending a final impeachment decision in August.
Temer, the former vice president, took over in May after Rousseff`s suspension to face trial over allegedly illegal budget practices. She says Temer has used the impeachment trial to mount a coup.
If Rousseff is ejected from office following Senate hearings set for August 25-27, Temer will remain in power until scheduled elections in 2018.
He has already instituted a sharp shift to the right in government policy after 13 years of Workers` Party rule.
The poll found that 36 percent consider Temer is doing an average job, while 39 percent called his government`s performance bad or terrible.
About a third of Brazilians approve of his manner of governing, while 53 percent disapprove, and 66 percent do not trust the interim president, the poll said.