Brazil’s Bolsonaro widens lead but tied with Haddad for run-off: polls

Brazil’s Bolsonaro widens lead but tied with Haddad for run-off: polls

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has elevated his lead over leftist Fernando Haddad on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election, however they’re statistically tied in a probable second-round run-off on Oct. 28, two polls confirmed on Saturday.

A supporter of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro poses for image throughout a marketing campaign rally in Brasilia, Brazil, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Bolsonaro has risen 4 factors to 36 p.c of voter intentions, whereas Haddad dropped one level to 22 p.c, the Ibope polling agency mentioned in a ballot aired on TV Globo. The Datafolha agency had Bolsonaro up one level at 36 p.c and Haddad unchanged at 22 p.c. Each surveys confirmed Bolsonaro forward of Haddad however statistically tied in a run-off that’s anticipated as a result of no candidate seems to have a majority.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Enhancing by Dan Grebler

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