Lula maintains the advantage in Brazil: 47% support him for the Presidency
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s lead in opinion polls over current president Jair Bolsonaro remained virtually unchanged in June, according to a new poll from Datafolha published on Thursday.
Lula obtained 47% support in the opinion poll compared to 28% for Bolsonaro. In May, Lula’s lead was 48% to 27%.
The other candidates barely advanced, indicating that the presidential race is likely to remain polarized.
Left-wing former state governor Ciro Gomes has advanced a percentage point since the last poll, reaching 8% of voter support.
Datafolha interviewed 2,556 Brazilians of voting age (over 16 years old) on Wednesday and Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.