By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Just over one in four Venezuelans approves of President Nicolas Maduro's governance as a crippling economic crisis weighs on the leftist leader, according to a leading pollster. Venezuelans are suffering rampant shortages of products including bread and antibiotics, salary-destroying inflation, and increasingly frequent power and water cuts as the OPEC country's state-led model flounders. Maduro, whom the opposition is vying to remove from office this year, saw his rating drop to 26.8 percent in March from 33.1 percent in February, according to a Datanalisis poll seen by Reuters.
US companies added a modest 156,000 jobs in April, about 40,000 less than analysts had expected, and down from 194,000 in March, said payrolls group ADP. The data was released two days before the Department of Labor's April jobs report. "You see people take risk exposure off to prepare themselves for a possible worst-case scenario on Friday," said Michael James managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities.