Haddad Reaches 22%; Bolsonaro Loses in All Second Round Scenarios

The PT candidate cements his second place in the presidential run while Ciro and Alckmin are tied in third

Igor Gielow
São Paulo

Fernando Haddad (PT) gained six percentage points and cemented his position in second place in the presidential run, with 22%, according to a Datafolha poll done between September the 26th and 28th.

Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) is still the frontrunner, with 28%. But in second round simulation, he loses to all other candidates, including Haddad.

Both candidates also top voter rejection rankings. Bolsonaro's rejection increased from 43% to 46%, while Haddad's gone from 29% to 32%.

Presidential candidates, from left: Ciro Gomes, Marina Silva, Geraldo Alckmin, Jair Bolsonaro e Fernando Haddad - Folhapress

Ciro Gomes (PDT), with 11%, and Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), with 11%, are technically tied in third. The margin of error is two points up or down.

The poll also shows that Bolsonaro and Haddad are technically tied among women, with 21% and 22% of voting intention, respectively. But while Bolsonaro's intention remained stable compared to previous polls, Haddad gained six points.

The frontrunner's rejection among women also increased: 52% now say they would not vote for Bolsonaro, from 49%. Haddad's rejection in this group rose from 24% to 26%.

Both candidates have highly confident voters: 79% of Bolsonaro's and 78% of Haddad's say they won't change their minds.

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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