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Rousseff increases lead in election poll

Rousseff increases lead in election poll

BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – With elections less than two weeks away, the latest poll shows that incumbent President Dilma Rousseff has a wider lead over Marina Silva, currently in second place.

Rousseff, the Workers Party candidate, received 37 percent of voter intention while Silva, the candidate for Brazil’s Socialist Party, had 30 percent of the votes.

The candidate for the Social Democracy Party Aécio Neves received 15 percent of votes.

These results show that President Rousseff increased her advantage over Silva from three to seven points.

Despite the recent poll, a previous survey shows that Rousseff also received the highest rejection rate, 33 percent. Silva’s rejection rate was 22 percent and Neves received 21 percent.

Elections will be held on October 5.