Lula Remains Ahead of Bolsonaro in Brazil Runoff -Poll

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil and current presidential candidate, greets supporters during a march in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil October 9, 2022. REUTERS/Washington Alves/File Photo
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– SAO PAULO, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva slightly broadened his lead over incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the Oct. 30 runoff vote, according to a survey by pollster IPEC published on Monday.

Lula’s voter support reached 51% against 42% for Bolsonaro, compared with 51% and 43%, respectively, in the previous poll.

The survey by IPEC interviewed 2,000 people on Oct. 8-10 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points up or down. IPEC was one of several polling firms criticized for underestimating support for Bolsonaro in the first-round vote early this month.

Reporting by Peter Frontini and Carolina Pulice; Editing by Leslie Adler
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