An opinion poll published last Friday showed that the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Driving intent to vote in Brazil For the 2022 elections with 49% advantage, 26 percentage points above main rival Jair Bolsonaro.
According to an Ipec poll, the image of the far-right leader continues to decline, as he barely has the support of 23% of Brazilians in the face of a possible electoral dispute with Lula.
The survey was conducted on 2002 Brazilians between June 17 and 21 with a margin of error of two percentage points. Additionally, it included as potential candidates the progressive Cerro Gomez, who is in third place with 7% intent to vote, and the Governor of São Paulo, Joao Doria, with 5% leaving both in a technical tie.
Likewise, former Health Minister Luis Henrique Mandetta follows with 3% of support, while white and worthless votes reach 10% and voters who don’t know or don’t answer total up to 3%.
Bolsonaro’s popularity is at its worst since he began his term on January 1, 2019, while his government’s failure rate has jumped from 39% in February to 50% in June, according to another poll published by Ipec.
On the other hand, the intent to vote for Lula da Silva, who has not yet officially submitted his candidacy, has since strengthened. He regained his political rights last March After the judge overturned the prison sentences issued against him.
The former Brazilian president was left without political rights in 2018 after being convicted in the second instance of corruption, which barred him from running in that year’s elections.
However, on April 15 the Supreme Court confirmed that the rulings were overturned, so Lula was again qualified as a candidate to run in next year’s election.