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Lula Can Accelerate Economic Growth, According to Voters

06/22/2018 - 12h25

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SÃO PAULO

According to a Datafolha poll, 32% of respondents mentioned former Brazilian president Lula as the most prepared pre-candidate to accelerate economic growth in Brazil.

The result is similar to the voting intention chart, in which Lula is followed by congressman Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), 15%, and Marina Silva (Rede), 8%.

Lula left his second term in office in 2010. He had high rates of popular approval and helped Brazil reach a GDP growth of 7.6%, the highest since 1985.

From 2014 to 2016, the country's production and income dropped by 8.2%. Lula is the favorite candidate, for voters from all age groups and regions in Brazil, to change the country's current situation. In the Northeastern region, 51% of the population sees PT as the best solution for Brazil's economy; only 8% bets on Bolsonaro, currently ranked second.

Among respondents who had access only to basic education, Lula reaches 37%, and Bolsonaro 9%. Among respondents with higher education, they are stuck in a tie at 20%.

Lula has 40%, and Bolsonaro 11%, among the group with monthly incomes of up to two minimum wages. Among those with more than ten wages, Lula is the third (14%), behind Bolsonaro (22%) and Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) (17%). Lula is technically tied with Henrique Meirelles (MDB) (12%).

Although Lula has been in jail since April 7, he appears at the top of the list of vote intentions when his name is included in polls. He is the preferred candidate for 30% of respondents. He was found guilty of corruption and money laundering, and cannot be elected, according to Lei da Ficha Limpa (Clean Record Law).

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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