Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains in first place in the preference of Brazilian citizens ahead of the presidential elections in October, according to two surveys published this week.
According to a new survey published by the magazine Exam, made by him Idea Research Institute, the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) he would obtain 41 percent of the voting intentions in the first round, compared to 24 for President Jair Bolsonaro. In addition, the former president would beat any opponent in a possible second round.
In third place is the former Minister of Justice and Public Security Sergio Moro, with 11 percent. Then comes the ex-governor Ciro Gomes, with 7, and the governor of São Paulo, João Doria, with the 4.
The result of the survey shows a constant growth of the leftist leader, that in the last Ideia consultation, in December 2021, had 37 percent intentions. On the contrary, the results show Bolsonaro’s decline, which a month ago had 27 percent.
Different poll, same result.
In turn, facing the presidential elections on October 2, the firm Quaest Consultoría published this Wednesday the results of another poll confirming Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the favoritereported the news portal Telesur.
The survey showed that the candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT) has the support of 45 percent of Brazilians surveyed, which would make him the virtual winner of the race for the seat at the Planalto Palace.
Behind Lula, he meets 23 percent the current president, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, while the rest of the applicants in the country do not reach 10 percentage points. The study also asked about the intention to vote in a possible second round on Sunday, October 30, where Lula ended up as the winner, regardless of who was in the polls.
In accordance with Questions Consulting, the former head of state accumulates in each possible scenario 50 percent or more in voting intention, while his closest opponents such as Bolsonaro and former judge Sergio Moro, reach only 30 percentage points in each case.
The data also reflects the low level of reception that the Bolsonaro administration has, disapproved by half of those interviewed, while 55 percent considered that the South American giant has “a situation worse than expected.”
in addition, the majority of those surveyed support vaccination against coronavirus in minors, something that the current ruler has continually rejected, even refusing to vaccinate his own 11-year-old daughter. In addition, for these two years he has maintained a denial attitude towards the pandemic.
72 percent of those interviewed supported the immediate immunization of infants between 5 and 11 years old, only 20 percent disagreed and the rest were between not knowing about the subject or not responding.
The survey of Questions Consulting It was paid for by Genial Investimentos and took place between January 6 and 9 with a group of 2,000 people from all regions of the country.
Launch of the application
The PT is preparing the launch of Lula’s candidacy for February, according to what was reported on Friday the 7th by the newspaper O Globo. The chosen date and event would be the commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the founding of the PT, a party that will be held in Belo Horizonte between February 10 and 12.
The PT wants the presence of political leaders from Latin American countries and even the presentation of well-known musicians at the event. However, everything will depend on the situation of the pandemic in Brazil.
The PT’s birthday party, if confirmed, will take place just after Lula returns from Mexico. According to his advisors, the former president has planned a trip to that country for early February.