Lula Has 46% of Intended Vote, and Bolsonaro, 25%

Petista opens 21 points ahead of the president and extends advantage in the 2nd round

São Paulo

Jair Bolsonaro (no party), whose presidency is wearing thin, currently has a quarter of the intended votes for 2022. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) is ahead, with 46%, in the first round scenario. The data comes from the latest Datafolha survey.

When the question is spontaneous, without mentioning the names of candidates, Lula appears with 26% (in May, he had 21%) and Bolsonaro takes 19% (he had 17%). The institute surveyed 2,074 voters, in person, on Wednesday (7) and Thursday (8).

(FILES) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) - AFP

Lula also leads in all the simulations of the second round dispute — in the one in which he would face Bolsonaro, he appears with 58% of the preferences against 31% of the incumbent. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.

The survey also shows that the president's role in combating the pandemic is seen as bad/very bad by the majority (56%).

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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