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Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Edges Ahead in Brazil Opinion Poll

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Jair Bolsonaro on Jun 6. 

Jair Bolsonaro on Jun 6. 

Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg
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Former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro garnered more support in the wake of a crippling truckers’ strike but faces enough opposition to fall short of winning Brazil’s top job, a Datafolha opinion survey showed.

The poll released by Folha de S.Paulo newspaper has Bolsonaro with 19 percent of vote intentions, up from 17 percent in an April poll. Former Environment Minister Marina Silva was little changed at between 14 percent and 15 percent in the three scenarios excluding ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was jailed on corruption charges. Leftwing candidate Ciro Gomes rose to between 10 percent and 11 percent from 9 percent.