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.

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