Lula reaches 44% voter support ahead of Brazil election, Bolsonaro has 32% -poll

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's former president and presidential frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures during campaign event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Suamy Beydoun

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reached a 12 percentage points lead over far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the October election, according to a new poll published on Monday.

The survey by IPEC, formerly known as IBOPE, showed Lula with 44% of voter support against 32% for Bolsonaro in the first round of the election schedule for Oct 2.

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