August 5, 2010 / 1:31 PM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Recent public opinion polls on Brazil's election

 Aug 5 (Reuters) - Brazil will hold an election on Oct. 3 to
choose a successor to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who
is barred by the constitution from seeking a third consecutive
term.
 The two front-runners are former Sao Paulo state Governor
Jose Serra of the opposition PSDB party and former presidential
chief of staff Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party.
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 Former Environment Minister Marina Silva holds a distant
third place.
 The following chart shows the percentage of voters who said
they would back each candidate, according to public opinion
surveys carried out by private polling firms in recent months.
 Undecided voters comprised the remainder of those polled,
taking totals to 100 percent.
               Serra       Rousseff      Silva
Vox Populi
  July  2010       33          41             8    
  June  2010       35          40             8    
  May   2010       35          38             8    
  Apr   2010       38          33             7    
  Jan   2010       38          29             8    
Sensus
  May   2010       33.2        35.7           7.3  
  April 2010       36.8        34            10.6  
  Feb   2010       40.7        28.5           9.5  
Datafolha
  July  2010       37          36            10    
  May   2010       37          37            12    
  April 2010       42          30            12    
  March 2010       40          30            10    
  Feb   2010       38          31            10    
Ibope
  Aug   2010       34          39             7    
  July  2010       39          39            10    
  June  2010       35          40             9    
  April 2010       36          29             8    
  March 2010       35          30             6    
  Dec   2009       38          17             6    
  Sept  2009       35          15             8    
 (Reporting by Raymond Colitt in Brasilia; Editing by Vicki
Allen)





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