Support grows for Silva in Brazilian presidential elections: poll

RIO DE JANEIRO: A poll on Wednesday confirmed  Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s lead position, while there is growing support for Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Marina Silva in the lead up to Oct. 5 general elections.
The MDA Institute poll, commissioned by the National Industry Confederation (CNI), was the second in as many days to show Rousseff, who is running for reelection, still leads with 34.2 percent of support, while Silva has rushed past conservative opposition rival Aecio Neves (16 percent) to take the second place with 28.2 percent.
In a runoff between Rousseff and Silva, the latter would win 43.7 to 37.8 percent, the MDA said, echoing the results of an Ibope poll published Tuesday. Silva would also beat Neves 48.9 to 25.2 percent.
In a runoff between Rousseff and Neves, Rousseff would be reelected with 43 percent of the votes versus 33.3 percent for Neves.

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