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Lula leads polls ahead of October presidential race

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 31st August, 2022 06:25:17 PM
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Lula leads polls ahead of October presidential race

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has maintained his lead in the polls ahead of the October general elections, Xinhua reported.

Lula, who represents the Workers' Party, holds 42.3 percent of voter support, while current President Jair Bolsonaro of the conservative Liberal Party has 34.1 percent, according to the latest poll released Tuesday by the MDA Survey Institute and commissioned by the National Transport Confederation.

Both candidates have gained support since the previous survey released in May when Lula garnered 40.6 percent and Bolsonaro, 32 percent.

"Lula is leading among those who earn up to twice the minimum wage, with up to a ninth-grade education, Catholics and in the northeast region," the poll said.