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Rousseff Leads in Brazil Runoff Polls Two Days Before Vote

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff leads opposition candidate Aecio Neves in polls for the first time since the first-round vote, saying her opponent threatens social gains of the past 12 years.

Rousseff of the Workers’ Party had 49 percent of support in an Oct. 20-22 Ibope poll that was published yesterday. Neves had 41 percent backing for the Sunday vote. In a Datafolha poll she had an advantage of six percentage points. Both polls had a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points. A separate Sensus poll release today showed Neves ahead.