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Silva Would Tie Rousseff in Brazil Election Runoff, Poll Shows

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff is tied with Marina Silva for an Oct. 26 election runoff, according to a Vox Populi poll released yesterday.

Rousseff would have 41 percent support in a second-round vote, statistically tied with 42 percent for Silva, according to the poll published on the website of TV news program Jornal da Record. The result falls within the 2.2 percentage-point margin of error for the Sept. 13-14 survey of 2,000 people. The two candidates were also tied in the last Vox Populi poll published on Carta Capital magazine website Sept. 10.