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Brazil Poll Confirms Dip for Bolsonaro But Lead Still Strong

  • Bolsonaro obtained 56% of valid votes, while Haddad got 44%
  • Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday for presidential runoff
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Brazil presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro saw the substantial lead he holds over his left-wing rival fall slightly in a poll for Sunday’s runoff vote.

Bolsonaro got 56 percent of valid votes while Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad obtained 44 percent in a Datafolha public opinion survey published Thursday on newspaper Folha de S. Paulo’s website. His lead fell six points in comparison with the previous Datafolha poll published on Oct. 18 which showed Bolsonaro commanding an 18-point lead.