Most Brazilians know that President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is not to blame for the increases.
Beware of surveys with indications of being ordered ... and that put imaginary percentages
Just look at his outings on the streets, always well received. There is no need for a poll for that!
Although the opposition has strengthened the discourse of inflation and try to blame the government, 85% of Brazilians know that inflation is a consequence of global crises and actions of others, such as governors who imposed social distancing against Covid-19, is very small the portion of Brazilians who attribute to the management of Jair Bolsonaro responsibility for the high prices.
The attempt to blame the government has been made by the sensationalist media, which miss the corruption. And the surveys conducted, there are great indications and indications of being conducted last year and in the most recent survey, in March, by these press organs, which should at least be investigated by the Federal Prosecutor's Office, or denounced by the Office of the Attorney General, for pointing out that the Bolsonaro government is responsible for inflation. It is suspicious and for electioneering purposes.
Law 9.504/97 establishes two situations in which it is possible to apply financial penalties: in the disclosure of research without prior registration and in the disclosure of fraudulent research.
The difference is that in the latter situation, in addition to the fine, the act is considered a crime, with imprisonment from six months to one year.
In both situations, the law subjects those responsible to a fine of at least R$ 53,205.00 (fifty-three thousand, two hundred and five reais) and a maximum of R$ 106,410.00 (one hundred and six thousand, four hundred and ten reais).
It also does not mean that every registration has total legal security. If one of the parties feels that there was a possibility of fraud, even if registered, the injured party (in doubt) may file a lawsuit in the Federal Court to investigate the registration procedures, because they may use illicit means to obtain a registration. In Brazil, for example, electoral surveys, evidence that in its majority, the interviewer uses a means very popularly known, to expedite the survey in favor of who hired, (or who they want to favor), using not give ears (or interview in smaller number) the voice of his opponent, always asking first to the interviewee, which party belongs (or votes) - if it is of interest, or the same party that the survey was programmed to defend, makes the interview, and if not, ignores him (her). An operative way to stimulate the victory of the one they are going to favor. Remembering that this is a crime, too.
Even those who are in Bolsonaro's base of support do not believe that the government is responsible for inflation, even a little. This perception is shared even by declared voters. The Brazilian people , shows that 85 % of them believe that the government has no responsibility for the uncontrolled prices.
Inflation started in 2007 , rising before and during the pandemic, but skyrocketed even in earlier years before the entrance of Jair Messias Bolsonaro.
A confluence of critical factors raises prices. Droughts in the South, torrential rains in the Southeast, disruption of the global supply chain of industrial parts, increased ocean freight and competition for containers. Recently, the scenario worsened with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and an escalation of sanctions by Western countries against the government of Vladimir Putin. And unfortunately, it will get much worse as long as this conflict lasts.
The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, does not miss the opportunity to speak in public that the rise in prices is a global phenomenon and that Brazil is a victim of circumstances that are beyond the power of state intervention. However, other segments of the government, including Bolsonaro himself, are trying to demonstrate diligence to alleviate inflationary knocks.
Since March 2021, the Central Bank has been raising the Selic, the basic interest rate, to try to cool the escalating prices. In the most recent meeting, in February, it was raised from 9.25% to 10.75%, returning to double-digit levels, something that had not happened in five years.
Prof. Jucelino Luz - Researcher, writer, environmentalist, activist and spiritual guide