Brazil's Rousseff Widens Lead to 11 Points Over Serra in Presidential Poll

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff has an 11 percentage point lead over former Sao Paulo Governor Jose Serra before the country’s October elections, according to an Ibope poll published by TV Globo network and O Estado do Sao Paulo newspaper.

Support for Rousseff, former cabinet chief to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, rose to 43 percent from 39 percent in the previous poll taken Aug. 2-5, Globo said. Support for opposition Social Democracy Party candidate Serra fell to 32 percent from 34 percent, according to Globo. Green Party candidate Marina Silva had 8 percent support.

The nationwide poll of 2,506 people was taken betweeen August 12 and 16 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, according to Globo.

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