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A new survey in Brazil showed that Lula da Silva continues to lead the intention to vote on Bolsonaro

A Lula supporter in Curitiba (REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer)

The voting intention of the former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rose slightly, going from 46% to 47%, while that of the president Jair Bolsonaro remains stagnant with two weeks to go before the presidential election.

According to the survey of Ipec Institutecommissioned by the network Globo of TV, Lula now has a 16 percentage point advantage over the current presidentone percentage point more than in the survey released on September 12.

In a possible second round, the leader of the progressive Workers’ Party (PT) would win with 54% of the votes, compared to 35% that Bolsonaro would obtain. Lula’s intention to vote increased one percentage point compared to the previous Ipec poll, while that of the current president fell in the same proportion.

Likewise, 47% of those interviewed considered the Bolsonaro administration “bad or terrible”, two percentage points more than in the survey of last September 12. The percentage of voters who consider it “good or excellent” remained stable at 30%.

Jair Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva
Jair Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva

The rejection of the president, on the other hand, continued at 50%, while the aversion to Lula fell two percentage points, to 33%.

The survey, which has a margin of error of two percentage points, was conducted at 3.008 personas between September 17 and 18 in 181 municipalities of the country.

Despite the fact that all the polls indicate the victory of the former union leader, Bolsonaro has reiterated that he will achieve victory in the first round of the elections, scheduled for October 2.

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Army Reserve Captain has questioned the reliability of the current Brazilian electoral systemdespite the fact that there has been no complaint of fraud since 1996, and the opposition fears that it will not recognize the result of the polls in the event of a possible defeat.

(With information from EFE)

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