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Lula maintains advantage over Bolsonaro ahead of presidential elections in Brazil

Lula-vs-Bolsonaro-580x326The candidate of the Brazilian Workers’ Party, Luiz Inácio da Silva, maintains a 12-point advantage in the intention to vote against the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to the most recent Quaest survey released on Wednesday.

The former president reached 44% in favor of the total number of respondents, which represents one point below the previous investigation by the institute revealed on August 17.

For his part, Bolsonaro obtained 32%, Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT) 8%, Simone Tebet of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) 3%.

Meanwhile, Vera Lucia Pereira Da Silva Salgado of the Unified Socialist Workers Party (PSTU) and Felipe D’Ávila of the Partido Novo reached one percent in the survey where the undecided represented 6%.

Similarly, Quaest revealed that although the possibility of a possible victory for Lula in the first round is not ruled out, the PT leader would win with 51% in a possible second round while Bolsonaro would achieve 37%.

On the other hand, the Ipec research institute carried out a survey in four states and the Federal District where the advantage of the former president in the most populous states of the country is evident.

According to the study, Lula obtained 40% against Bolsonaro’s 31% in São Paulo and 45% in Minas Gerais for an advantage of 15 percentage points.

In Rio de Janeiro, the former president obtained 39% compared to 36% for the current head of state. However, due to the margin of error, the three points are declared a technical draw.

Meanwhile, the PT candidate will visit the capital of the state of Amazonas, Manaus, on Wednesday, where he will meet with 35 entities and social movements as part of his electoral campaign.

(With information from teleSUR)

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