The candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT) for the Presidency of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, could obtain in the second round up to 51 percent of the votes against the Liberal Party (PL) of the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, that would reach 43 percent, according to a survey released by the consulting firm Ipec on Wednesday night.
In addition to those who have already decided their vote, four percent of those surveyed have confessed that they have not yet decided, a small number but one that could tip the elections to one side or the other, according to the newspaper ‘O Globo’.
In addition, within the two finalist campaigns, 92 percent have stated that they are sure of their vote, while the remaining eight percent could change it between now and October 30, when the elections will be held.
In southeastern Brazil, 45 percent of voters say they vote for Lula and 42 percent for Bolsonaro. In the Northeast, on the other hand, 69 percent say they vote for the PT against the 25 percent who would vote for the current president.
In the north of the country, 50 percent prefer Bolsonaro, while 42 percent opt for the former president. In the south, Bolsonaro registers a greater intention to vote: 53 percent compared to 36 percent for Lula, as reported by ‘Folha de S.Paulo’.
In the first round, last Sunday, Lula obtained 48.4 percent of the valid votes, compared to 43.2 percent for Bolsonaro. The third place, Simone Tebet (MDB), was left with 4.2 percent and Ciro Gomes (PDT), with three percent.
Source: Europa Press