Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva increased his advantage over current President Jair Bolsonaro by 17 percentage points, In a new poll released this Monday, six days before the election.
According to a poll conducted by the Ipec Demographic Institute, Lula shows up with 48% of voting intentions, a point higher than a week ago, while the far-right leader remained at 31%.
The data puts Labor Party member Ciro Gomes in third place with a voter intent of 6%, one point less than those registered a week earlier.
He is followed by Senator Simone Tebate of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), the most traditional centre-right party in the country, with 5% support compared to the previous poll.
In a possible second turn, the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) remained the winner with 54% of the vote, while Bolsonaro received 35% of the vote, the same result as on 19 September.
The poll showed that Lula’s chances of being elected in the first round increased, which would require her to receive more than half the valid votes.
According to Ipec, in the poll concluded this Monday, the former trade unionist has 52% of the valid votes, compared to 34% for Bolsonaro, which would guarantee him an election without needing to go to a second round scheduled in 30. October if neither receives more than half the vote.
Data indicated that disapproval of the far-right president increased from 50% to 51% in the past week, and that of Lula from 33% to 35%.
For the survey, which has a reliability of 95% and an error margin of two percentage points, Ipec interviewed 3,008 people across the country between September 25 and September 26.