In mid April, local pollsters Datafolha released what, on the face of it, appeared a rather striking finding. Sixty-three percent of Brazilians would support the opening of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, according to the survey, published in the daily O Folha de São Paulo on 11 April. However, the poll also revealed widespread ignorance over what that would mean. Only 37% of those who were in favour of impeachment proceedings realized that the vice-president, Michel Temer, would take Rousseff’s place; 15% thought Senator Aécio Neves, the defeated 2014 opposition presidential candidate, would take over. Some 40% admitted they had no idea what would happen.