Former Brazilian president and current challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva maintains his lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, according to a poll released by Brazilian polling institute IPEC (formerly IBOPE).
In the first round of voting scheduled for October 2, Lula would get 47 percent of the vote, compared to 31 percent for Bolsonaro. In the same poll a week ago, Lula got 46 percent and Bolsonaro 31 percent of the vote.
For the possible runoff in the second round, Lula’s lead grew from 17 to 19 percentage points. Which means he would be elected with 54 percent of the vote versus Bolsonaro’s 35 percent. Bolsonaro’s approval rating remained unchanged at 30 percent, while his disapproval rose to 47 percent from last week’s 45 percent.
As part of the survey, the opinion research institute IPEC interviewed 3,008 people personally in the period from September 17th to 18th. The survey has a margin of error of two percentage points.
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