A poll shows that former left-wing Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s chances of winning the first round of the presidential election on October 2 are increasing.
According to the poll conducted by the Datafolha Institute, Lula (President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010) received 47% of the vote, up from 45% last week.
For example, he increased his lead over President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for a second term, from 12 to 14 points, while the right-wing president remained at 33%.
Winning from the first round is possible if the candidate obtains more than half of the votes cast.
With this count, Lula gained the support of 50% of respondents who chose a candidate.
Adriano Loreno, a political analyst at the consulting firm “Prospectiva,” said this result is still within the poll’s margin of error (about two percentage points), but it “provides favorable conditions for a first-round win” for Lula.