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Poll confirms Brazilian incumbent presidential candidate Rousseff 11 points lead

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 09:33 UTC
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Lula da Silva’s heir smiles at the latest opinion polls Lula da Silva’s heir smiles at the latest opinion polls

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff has an 11 percentage point lead over former Sao Paulo Governor Jose Serra before the country’s October elections, according to an Ibope poll published by TV Globo network and O Estado do Sao Paulo newspaper.

Support for Rousseff, former cabinet chief to President Lula da Silva, rose to 43% from 39% in the previous poll taken Aug. 2-5, Globo said. Support for opposition Social Democracy Party candidate Serra fell to 32% from 34%, according to Globo.

Green Party candidate Marina Silva had 8% support.

The nationwide poll of 2,506 people was taken between August 12 and 16 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, according to Globo.

Rousseff’s lead can be explained by the strong economic growth of Brazil, the highest in two decades, and her promises to continue with Lula da Silva’s policies who is enjoying a support of over 80%, an incredible percentage for any president after eight years in office.

Presidential elections are scheduled for next October 3. If none of the candidates garners 50% plus one of ballots a run-up will take place a month later between the two most voted hopefuls.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Think

    All my “Reales” coins left overs from my last visit to Brazil on Dilma :-)))

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 09:44 am 0
  • Pheel

    Not a big amount of money, eh, Think? :-D
    You know I feel more comfortable with the other candidate but I acknowledge that Dilma shows a better latinoamericanist view.
    In order to the topics discussed here perhaps you and Forgetit have began to convince myself.
    So I´ll put some old “cruzeiros” for joining your bet. :-)

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 02:49 pm 0
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