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Marina Silva Leads in All Match-Up Scenarios for 2nd Round, According to Datafolha

12/13/2016 - 12h17

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FLÁVIO FERREIRA
FROM SÃO PAULO

Former senator Marina Silva (Rede) leads in all match-up scenarios for the second round of voting in the 2018 presidential election, according to Datafolha voter preference research.

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) has increased his preference in the first round compared to the last survey carried out by the research institute in June, but would lose an election to Marina in a hypothetical second round by 9 percentage points.

However, in other second round match-up scenarios against adversaries from the PSDB party, Lula has a slight oscillating positive lead against Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), the current governor of São Paulo, chancellor José Serra (PSDB-SP) and senator Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG).

In all three scenarios, the result is a technical tie, within the survey's margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Marina has maintained little presence in the country's political debate and has been under criticism from allies because of this.

REJECTION

The survey also revealed that President Michel Temer has moved into first place in the rejection rankings for the first round of the next elections.

The percentage of those interviewed who would not vote for Temer under any scenario increased from 29% in July to 45% in the latest survey.

The President is in a virtual technical tie with Lula whose level of rejection is 44% according to Datafolha.

Third place in the research regarding rejection goes to Aécio Neves, who increased one point and now has a rejection index of 30%.

Translated by LLOYD HARDER

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