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Brazil Elections: Last poll show Dilma Rousseff reached 51%.

Presidential candidate of the Workers' Party Dilma Rousseff greets supporters during a campaign rally in Rondonopolis, Brazil's Mato Grosso State.

Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff opened a 24-percentage point lead over her main presidential rival in an opinion poll on Saturday, staying on course win the October 3 election in the first round.

Career civil servant Rousseff has 51 percent support, against former Sao Paulo state governor Jose Serra’s 27 percent, according to an Ibope survey published in O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.

Rousseff, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s former chief of staff, has overtaken Serra in his home state of Sao Paulo, which has the country’s largest electorate. She leads there 42 percent to 35 percent, the poll showed.

She has doubled her overall margin on Serra since the previous Ibope poll published on August 16, when she led 43 percent to 32 percent. She has taken a clear lead in three other polls as well.

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