Jair Bolsonaro cut the distance with Lula da Silva to only 4 points in the struggle for the presidency of Brazil

president BrazilAnd the Jair Bolsonarocut the distance with the main candidate for the presidency to only four points: Lola da Silva. This was confirmed by the latest opinion poll published this Tuesday, 12 days before the October 30 poll.

According to the automatic poll conducted by the Brazilian Association of Electoral Researchers (Abrapel), the candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT) received 46% of voting intentions against 42% of the president, two points lower than last week. In a question directed at both candidates, the former leftist president’s advantage increases to six points (49 to 43%).

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In the event that empty, void and hesitant votes are excluded, Lula wins the second round with 53% to 47% for the current head of state, according to the investigation he had access to. T.

Without voters who have little interest in the election, the distance between Lula and Bolsonaro is also 4 points

Lula also outperforms Bolsonaro on four points if the 22% of Brazilians who have little or no interest in the election, other than those who declare they will vote blank, cancel the vote, or undecided, are disqualified.

In this scenario, Lula supports 52% against Bolsonaro’s 48%.

Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who is running for president again, left, faces President Jair Bolsonaro in a debate on Bandeirantes Television, Sunday, October 16, 2022, in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Marcello Cello)

The big disapproval of Lula and Jair Bolsonaro in the electorate before the October 30 poll

The poll revealed that Lula is rejected by 45% of voters. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro is at 48%, somewhat lower than in the last survey.

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“The proximity of the respective rejection numbers is the best indicator of uncertainty at this time,” the poll said.

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In addition, he indicated that there are higher expectations of Lula’s eventual victory in the electorate. 53% think the Labor leader will win the poll, compared to 37% who think Bolsonaro will win.

Uncertainty grows as the second turn is seen
Uncertainty grows as the second turn is seen

According to the poll, 42% saw Bolsonaro as the winner in last Sunday’s poll, compared to 41% who chose Lula as the winner. 46% of Brazilians said they watched the debate.

Finally, the study indicated that the approval of the Bolsonaro government rose one point, rising from 41% to 42%, with 49% disapproval.

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