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Rousseff’s Narrowing Lead Raises Chance of Runoff in Brazil

President Dilma Rousseff lost support for her re-election bid this year on faster inflation and poor public services, according to a poll released today. Equities rose as the likelihood of a runoff increased.

Rousseff’s support fell to 37 percent this month from 43.7 percent in February in an MDA poll that pitted her against Aecio Neves and Eduardo Campos. The survey commissioned by the National Transport Confederation interviewed 2,002 people from April 20-25 and has a 2.2 percentage-point margin of error.