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Lula still leads Bolsonaro in tightening Brazil election race – poll – Metro US

Lula still leads Bolsonaro in tightening Brazil election race – poll

Former Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pre-candidate for
Former Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pre-candidate for the presidency of the Republic attends an act Lula abraca Minas (Lula hugs Minas)

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has 40.6% of voter intentions against 32% for far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of Brazil’s October election, according to a new opinion poll by CNT/MDA released on Tuesday.

In the previous CNT/MDA poll in February, Lula had 42.2% and Bolsonaro had 28%.

Lula would win a second-round run-off against Bolsonaro by 14 percentage points, or 50.8% versus 36.8%, a narrower advantage than in February when Lula was at 53.2% and Bolsonaro at 35.3%, the poll showed.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle)

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