Brazilian far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and his team are increasingly confident of winning this month’s election, and have switched on “cruise control” as they seek to glide to victory, top campaign sources say.
The Datafolha poll showed that Bolsonaro had 58 percent of voter support, compared to Haddad’s 42 percent. In Sunday’s first-round ballot, Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote compared to Haddad’s 29 percent.
Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad are expected to contest a run-off.
Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has widened his lead over leftist Fernando Haddad ahead of Sunday’s deeply polarized election, and would win a likely second-round run-off later this month, a CNT/MDA poll showed on Saturday.
Final opinion polls on Saturday will show whether Bolsonaro has enough support to win the election outright on Sunday. If no candidate gets a majority, the race will go to a second-round run-off between the two top vote-getters on Oct. 28.
In a simulated second-round vote, the poll found Bolsonaro would get 44 percent support, beating Haddad’s 42 percent, within the margin of error of the survey.
Brazil's presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, is likely to stay in hospital until the October 7 election.
The front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has been stabbed at a campaign rally.
Jair Bolsonaro is the front-runner and he is in a hospital bed, while the only person thought to be able to beat him is Lula - and he is in a prison cell. It is a surreal situation.