SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s lead over President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the October election has narrowed to 10 points from 12, a Genial/Quaest poll released on Wednesday showed.
Lula is seen winning 44% support in a first-round vote against Bolsonaro’s 34%, the poll said. They had 44% and 32%, respectively, a week ago.
In an expected run-off, Lula’s lead has also shortened by two percentage points to a 12-point gap – taking 51% of the votes against Bolsonaro’s 39%.
The Genial/Quaest poll found that the negative view of Bolsonaro’s government stood at 39%, down from 40% a week ago, while the percentage of those who see the government in a positive light has increased two percentage points to 32%.
Pollster Quaest interviewed 2,000 voters in person between September 1-4. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
(Reporting by Alexandre Caverni; Editing by Christopher Cushing)