Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is trailing leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by 14 points, according to a poll released only days before Brazil’s election.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro well behind Lula: poll
Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads President Jair Bolsonaro by 14 points, a poll suggests, with the far-right incumbent having lost momentum against his leftist rival as the October 2 presidential election looms.
The survey by Datafolha showed Lula with 48 per cent of voter support versus 34 per cent for Bolsonaro in the election’s first round, compared with 47 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, in the previous poll.
Excluding blank and null ballots, Lula was seen winning 50 per cent of the votes, while Bolsonaro had 36 per cent.
If Lula reaches 50 per cent plus one vote in the first round, he will win the election outright and avoid a second round.