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Rousseff support dips in May: Poll
June 7, 2014, 6:10 am

File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Rousseff, the world's most powerful women according to Forbes [AP]

File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Rousseff, the world’s most powerful women according to Forbes [AP]

Brazil’s presidential election in October is likely to have a second round, according to a poll released Friday by the Datafolha Institute.

According to the poll, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for her second term, has 34 per cent of voter support, down from 37 per cent in a poll carried out in May.

The support for Rousseff has been falling since February, when she had 44 per cent of “voting intentions”.

In order to win in the first round of elections, Rousseff needs to have one vote more than all other candidates together, but the June poll shows that the opposition candidates together currently have 35 per cent of voting intentions.

Senator Aecio Neves, from PSDB party, ranked second in the poll, with 19 per cent of voting intentions, down from 20 per cent in May. Eduardo Campos, former governor of Pernambuco state, from PSB party, has seven per cent, down from 11 in the previous poll.

All other candidates together have nine per cent of voting intentions. Seventeen per cent of interviewees said they will vote null, up from 16 per cent in May; and 13 per cent are undecided, from eight per cent in May.

The Datafolha poll was carried out on June 3-5 with 4,337 electors from all over Brazil. The poll has a margin of error of two percentage points.

 

Source: Agencies

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