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Lula Widens Lead Over Bolsonaro Days Before Vote, Datafolha Says

  • Lula has 53% of valid votes; Bolsonaro 47%, pollster says
  • Polls this week show Bolsonaro’s momentum fading before Sunday
Brazilians will cast their vote for president this Sunday. 

Brazilians will cast their vote for president this Sunday. 

Photographer: Ana Caroline de Lima/Bloomberg

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva slightly widened his lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro just three days before Brazilians cast their vote in the presidential runoff, according to a Datafolha poll.

Lula would get 53% of valid votes, a measure that pulls out null and blank ballots, up from 52% last week. Bolsonaro would take 47%, down 1 percentage point, according to the survey published Thursday evening. Both movements fell within the poll’s 2 percentage-point margin of error.