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Poor in Brazilian northeast will give victory in the runoff to Dilma Rousseff, while Jose Serra leads in the rest of Brazil.

Debate showed high tension between candidates Jose Serra and Dilma Rousseff.

The brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff (PT) is in front in the second round of the presidential race, but his lead over Jose Serra (PSDB) is much lower than prior to the first round, according to the last poll published by brazilian pollster Datafolha.

According to the survey, conducted on Friday and published Saturday by the Folha de S. Paulo, Dilma has 48 percent of the vote against 41 Sierra. Four percent said they would vote blank or annul the vote, while 7 per cent proved undecided. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

Considering the valid votes, excluding blank, null and undecided, Dilma has 54 percent versus 46 percent of Serra.

In the latest survey, conducted October 1st, when asked about a possible runoff between the both, Dilma Rousseff obtained 52 percent of the poll against 40 percent for Serra.

Now, Dilma leads the Northeast of Brazil with double the votes that Serra: 62 to 31 percent. But in the South of Brazil, the richest part of the country,  Serra wins by 48 to 43 percent of Dilma.  And adding the brazilian regions of the South and North / Midwest, although within the margin of error, Serra is numerically ahead: 44 to 41 percent and 46 percent to 44 percent, respectively.

In the first round last Sunday, Lula´s candidate Dilma Rousseff received 46.91 of the valid votes and Serra got 32.61 percent.

The survey also showed that voters who reported voting for Marina Silva (PV), the 51 percent said they now intend to vote for Serra, against 22 percent who reported voting intentions for Dilma. Nine percent of Marina´s voters said they now prefer to annul their ballots or vote blank, while another 18 percent are undecided.

Marina won the first round nearly 20 million votes.