Just over two months after his political rights were restored, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) leads the race for the Presidency with a comfortable margin in the first round and would win against President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) in a run-off, according to Datafolha research.
Lula received 41% of the intended votes in the first round, against 23% for Bolsonaro.
The survey was carried out with 2,071 people, in person, in 146 municipalities, on May 11 and 12. The margin of error is two percentage points.
In an eventual run-off against Bolsonaro, Lula would have a wide advantage, with a margin of 55% to 32%. He would receive the majority of the votes cast for Doria, Ciro and Huck, while the president would inherit the largest share of those opting for Moro, his former justice minister and current disaffection.
It is the first voting poll Datafolha has completed since the Supreme Court justice Edson Fachin annulled the judicial condemnations of the PT, with the justification that the Federal Justice in Curitiba was not the competent forum for the actions.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon