Brazilian ruling party's Rousseff leads 5 percentage points in latest poll

15:22, July 31, 2010      

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The presidential candidate from Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, Dilma Rousseff, has a five percentage-point lead over her main rival Jose Serra, a latest opinion poll showed Friday.

Rousseff gained 39 percent of voter support while Serra, from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, received 34 percent, according to a survey conducted by Ibope Institute.

Another survey released last week showed Rousseff led her rival by eight percentage points.

The first round of Brazilian elections is scheduled on Oct. 3. A run-off will be followed on Oct. 31 if necessary.

The same poll taken a month ago showed Rousseff and Serra tied with 39 percent support each.

The survey polled 2,506 voters in 174 Brazilian municipalities between July 26 and 29 and had a margin of error of two percentage points.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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