Lula da Silva’s advantage over Bolsonaro It increased with respect to the previous survey, carried out a week ago by the same institute, which indicated that the former president could obtain 46% support compared to 31% for the current president.
Therefore, support for Lula rose one percentage point compared to last week, reaching a difference of 16 points according to survey data collected by Folha de S.Paulo.
Likewise, the people consulted by Ipec who in a second round would support the PT candidate reached 54%, compared to 35% of support for Bolsonaro. A week ago, the endorsements were 52 and 36% respectively.
facing the October 2 elections, the rest of the candidates have little support. the former minister Cyrus Gomes (Democratic Labor Party, PDT), has a 7% vote intention, and the senator Simone Tebbet (Brazilian Democratic Movement, MDB-MS), 5%.
Ipec surveyed 3,008 Brazilians between September 17 and 18, with a margin of error of two percentage points and a confidence level of 95%.
In the elections in Brazil it is necessary to obtain a absolute majority in the first round so that it is not necessary to hold a ballot.
If null and blank votes are discounted and only valid ones are considered, Lula would obtain 52% and Bolsonaro 34%, with which the PT member could be elected in the first round on October 2.
In the event that no one exceeds 50% of the valid votes in the first round, there will be a ballot on October 30, when Lula would add 54% against 35% for Bolsonaro.