March 22, 2016
Times are tough for Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff. She faces record low approval ratings, possible impeachment for allegedly cooking the budget books, corruption charges involving state oil company Petrobras, and cronyism among her cabinet and staff. What’s more, Brazil is in its worst recession in 25 years; the deadly Zika virus looms; and the operating budget for the 2016 Summer Olympics (in August) was just cut by $500 million.
Political polarization is also in the streets, as millions of pro and anti-government demonstrators have held protests in recent days (BBC).
Social mood influences political outcomes and perceptions of leaders.
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