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Bolsonaro-Lula Runoff Will Be Very Close, Pollster Futura Says

  • Polling firm says no clear picture of who’ll win Oct. 30 vote
  • Southeast region to be decisive in runoff round: Futura
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro. 

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro. 

Photographers: Miguel Schincariol, Evarsito Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The race for Brazil’s presidency will be very tight and it’s too soon to say who’ll emerge as the winner of the Oct. 30 runoff, according to pollster Futura Inteligencia.

President Jair Bolsonaro’s voters are more engaged than those of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said Jose Luiz Orrico, founder and partner at the firm. Endorsements being sought by the two candidates in the past few days are unlikely to pull many votes as politicians have less sway over a better informed electorate, according to him.