The direction of the country is nothing more than a nation's measurement of confidence - and has a strong correlation with the consumer confidence index. What continues to negatively impact this perception are the frequent corruption scandals publically manifested by the "Lava Jato", the negative image of the political class and the delay of the economic crisis upturn. Odebrecht's plea bargain may result in more political instability and affect the governability of the current administration - especially if the name of the current President is denounced.
At no time did the current government create positive expectations and still has been unable to create an upward trend in its image - not even with the reforms agenda, seen with suspicion by the population - who understands very little about these proposals, as pointed out by several research data from Ipsos. In addition, Temer is seen as a traditional politician - this same politics that has been rejected in the elections (in Brazil and in the world), be it with the choice of "outsider" candidates or more conservative, be it with the high rate of non-attendance to polls. The negative image of Michel Temer as a politician, contributes to affect even more the bad or very bad evaluation of his administration.
Consumer confidence index
The consumer confidence is still reflecting its lack of expectations regarding the current government and the country's perspective. It is natural that in a context of strong economic retraction the perception of the current personal situation is negative, but it is worth pointing out that the medium term (6 months) indicators are still very slow, precisely because people don't see an improvment in the horizon for the country. The index has shown slight declines in all social classes, despite having grown in the Southeast (a good outlook, since they tend to be the first to feel effects of the economic crises). The employment security indicator remains stagnant, desmonstrating that the retake rhythm of confidence in consumption will strongly depend on the economy's upturn (which cannot suffer impacts from the political crisis).
Optimism Now Resides with Emerging Market Youth
Citi Foundation commissioned an Ipsos survey to examine the economic prospects and pursuits of young people in 45 cities from 32 countries around the world. The following findings are based on the voices of the nearly 7,000 young people surveyed. This survey highlights the differences between the developed and the developing world.
2017 US Politics - President Trump’s Approval Rating is the Same, 45% of All Americans Approve (February 22)
The biggest takeaway from this week’s Ipsos Core Political Data is that the direction of the state is essentially unchanged from last week. President Trump’s approval rating is the same, 45% of all Americans approve and 50% disapprove of the job he is doing as Commander in Chief. As with previous Ipsos data on this point, there is a sharp party divide with 19% of Democrats approving of the job, and 79% disapproving. On the Republican side, 82% approve of Trump’s handling of the job, while 16% disapprove. Among Independents 39% support – and 53% oppose.