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Brazil Elections, the country is divided in two, South with Serra and North with Rousseff.

Presidential Candidate Dilma Rousseff, photo courtesy of Arquivo PAN


The poll of Ibope / State / TV Globo released yesterday revealed a country divided geographically: Mr. José Serra leads the presidential race in the South and Southeast, while the PT Dilma Rousseff is ahead in the Northeast, North and Midwest .

According to the survey by Ibope, made at the request of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and TV Globo, both candidates Serra and Dilma each have 37% of voter preferences. Marina Silva, LW, appears with 9%. In the previous survey Ibope made in April, before the propaganda of the two main pre-candidate on radio and TV, Dilma climbed five percentage points, and Sierra was down three. The tie remains in the simulation of a possible second round: 42% for Toucan and 42% for PT. Ibope in April, the score was 46% to 37%.

In the Northeast, Dilma leads with 47% and extended her lead from 8 to 20 percentage points. In the North / Midwest, the Lula/Rousseff´s PT went from a situation of technical tie and took over the tip, with 43% to 31%.

In the Southeast, Serra is the leader with 41% to 33%, but his advantage was reduced from 16 to 8 points. In the South, Mr. Serra ranged from 48% to 46%, while the PT increased from 24% to 26%

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