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Brazil’s presidential candidates tied in new polls

Brazil’s presidential candidates tied in new polls

BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – The results from two new opinion polls released Wednesday (3) show that dark horse presidential candidate Marina Silva is technically tied with President Dilma Rousseff in first place for the country’s Presidential Elections in October.

President Rousseff of the Workers Party received 37 percent of votes while Silva of the Socialist Party got 33 percent.

In another poll, President Rousseff had 35 percent of the vote compared to Silva’s 34 percent.

The polls have a margin of error of plus or minus two percent points.

The numbers also suggest that, should there be a second round of elections, Silva could beat the incumbent leader with up to 46 percent of the votes.

Silva was launched to her party’s top spot following the tragic death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos. Silva had been running as Campos’s vice presidential candidate.

Once it was announced that Silva would be the new candidate for the Socialist Party, her popularity skyrocketed.