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Lula Risks Losing Support Over Remarks on Abortion, Middle Class

  • Quaest’s Nunes says Lula’s errors could prove costly in polls
  • Lula leading presidential race but many voters still undecided
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, speaks during an event with union leaders in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, speaks during an event with union leaders in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg

Brazil presidential front-runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva risks squandering support ahead of the October election by angering social conservatives, a growing constituency in the country, according to local pollster Quaest.

Felipe Nunes, head of the Belo Horizonte-based polling firm, said Lula may lose votes from religious sectors and working professionals following his public comments backing abortion and criticizing the lifestyle of middle-income Brazilians.