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Bolsonaro Cuts Into Lula’s Lead Ahead of Brazil Runoff

  • Ex-president losing support in four of Brazil’s five regions
  • War of fake news has dominated campaign after first-round vote
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro 

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro 

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

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President Jair Bolsonaro is chipping away at Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s lead in opinion polls with just 11 days to go until Brazil’s runoff election.

The leftist challenger saw his advantage over Bolsonaro narrow to 5.6 percentage points in a Quaest poll published Wednesday, from nearly 8 points two weeks ago. A Datafolha survey released later in the day showed Lula’s lead tightening by 2 percentage points in a period of four days.