Brazil’s Bolsonaro Grows in Polls for Run-off Election

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is catching up to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s lead in opinion polls less than 2 weeks prior to Brazil’s October 30 run-off election. According to a Quaest poll published Wednesday, Brazil’s presidential race has narrowed to a 5.6 percentage-point gap between Bolsonaro and his leftist opponent from almost eight points two weeks ago. An Ipespe poll showed Tuesday that the two candidates are statistically tied. Bolsonaro’s campaign considers that his growth in the polls is in large part due to social programs and a stronger economy.