The former president of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva increased marginally at 14 percentage points his lead over the incumbent Zach Bolsonaroshows a poll by the reporting institute Datafolha released on Thursday, with less than two weeks to go until the first round of the presidential election on October 2.
According to the rolling poll, Lula gathers 47% in the intention to vote (+2% from the previous version of the survey), while Bolsonaro maintained his own percentage at 33% (unchanged).
The 76-year-old former president’s lead was 21 points in May and 29 in December.
Should a runoff be held on October 30, the center-left former president will prevail, securing 54% of the vote to 38% of the 67-year-old leader of the Brazilian far-right. Lula’s 16-point lead heading into a runoff was unchanged from last week.
Approval and disapproval ratings for Bolsonaro’s job at the presidency showed a marginal improvement compared to last week (32% and 44% respectively, compared to 30% and 44% a week earlier). The Datafolha poll was conducted using the method of personal interviews among a representative sample of 6,754 voters from September 20 to 22. The margin of statistical error is +/-2%.
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