Lula leading Bolsonaro in second round of Brazil election, poll shows

Former Brazil's President and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a campaign rally in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 14, 2022. REUTERS/Diego Nigro/File Photo

SAO PAULO, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is leading right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, with 49% of voter support against the incumbent's 44% ahead of an Oct. 30 runoff vote, according to a poll by Datafolha published on Friday.

The result is the same as last week, in Datafolha's first poll after the Oct. 2 first-round vote.

Datafolha interviewed 2,898 people on Oct. 13-14 and the poll had a margin of error of 2 percentage points up or down.

The pollster was one of several polling firms criticized for underestimating support for Bolsonaro in the first round, in which Lula garnered 48% of the votes to Bolsonaro's 43%.

Reporting by Carolina Pulice and Peter Frontini Editing by Chris Reese

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