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Bolsonaro and Haddad technical tied in Brazilian presidential race according to latest poll

Monday, October 1st 2018 - 08:55 UTC
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Bolsonaro and Haddad are polarizing the Brazilian electorate Bolsonaro and Haddad are polarizing the Brazilian electorate

The latest public opinion released in Brazil on Sunday, a week ahead of the 7 October presidential election first round shows the two leading candidates virtually in technical ties.

Right wing Jair Bolsonaro, who on Saturday was discharged from hospital recovering from a stab attack at the beginning of September still leads with 28.2% of vote intention, while Fenando Haddad, from the Workers Party figures with 25.2% This is considered by pollsters as a technical tie since the survey has a plus/minus 2.2 percentage points error margin.

They are followed by Ciro Gomes with 9.4%, Geraldo Alckmin, 7.3% and Marina Silva, 2.6%, while all other hopefuls figure with less than 2%. Blank or spoilt votes, 11.7% and undecided or would not reply, 8.3%.

The MDA poll, contracted by the National Confederation of Transport, CNT, was done on 27/28 September, interviewing 2.002 people in 137 municipalities in 25 federation units of Brazil's five regions. It has a level of confidence of 95%, and has been registered with the Brazilian Electoral Tribunal.

Under these latest readings, in the October 28 runoff between the two most voted candidates who did not manage 50% of votes cast, and based on this Sunday's results, Haddad would defeat Bolsonaro 42.7% to 37.3%. Similarly Bolsonaro would lose to Ciro Gomes but would defeat Geraldo Alckmin. In a runoff between Haddad and Gomes it would also be a technical tie.

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  • Chicureo

    Brazil may be hopelessly lost by idiots that believe Lula and his band of thieves deserve their support. The PT has been thoroughly reviled, disgraced, and discredited in the eyes of the Brazilian public and is recognized for what it is: a cesspool of bribery, kickbacks, graft, self-dealing, and corruption, which was rattling the foundations of Brazilian democracy. Saying that, the Leftist Marxists may unfortunately defeat Bolsonaro.
    “Brazil is the country of the future... and always will be,” Charles de Gaulle

    Oct 02nd, 2018 - 04:51 pm +1
  • Enrique Massot

    It's nothing short of amazing the Brazilian people's support for Lula da Silva when his candidate, named in a rush just a few weeks ago to run instead of Lula has obtained so much support in such a short time.

    It shows Brazilians won't forget a president who worked on their behalf.

    Hope is allowed again.

    Oct 01st, 2018 - 05:03 pm 0
  • :o))

    @Chicureo: “Brazil is the country of the future... and always will be,” Charles de Gaulle

    Oct 03rd, 2018 - 06:15 pm 0
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