Brazilian Candidate Dilma Rousseff climbed 7% and is tied with Jose Serra in Datafolha presidential poll.
Brazilian Presidential Candidates Jose Serra and Dilma Rousseff
Brazil’s ruling party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff rose to a dead heat with opposition hopeful Jose Serra in the latest Datafolha poll released on Saturday, matching a similar trend in recent competing polls. Rousseff, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s former chief of staff, climbed 7 points from Datafolha’s April voter survey, to win 37 percent of the 2,660 voters’ questioned across the country on Friday.
Former Sao Paulo Governor Serra dropped five points from the April tally to even with Rousseff at 37 percent support ahead of the October election to succeed Lula. The poll had a 2 percentage points plus or minus margin of error.
The latest results of the Datafolha poll followed a trend that has been unfolding in other polls in recent days. Rousseff — from the ruling Workers’ Party — has been gaining ground on Serra thanks to a strong economy and support from Lula who is one of Brazil’s most popular presidents in history. READ MORE HERE