Polls Show Brazil President Winning Reelection in First Round

Brazilian president Dilma RousseffDilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, leads comfortably vote intention according to two public opinion polls published by leading newspapers, which indicate that she would have an easy win in the first round of the 2014 presidential election.

The poll from the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion, Ibope, and published by O Estado de S. Paulo shows that 35% spontaneously even before presenting the list of possible candidates, said they would support Rousseff in 2014, which is three times the sum of all other presidential hopefuls vote intention.

Likewise the 35% is far ahead of the percentages registered by Brazilian presidents since the return of democracy in 1985 and as now 18 months ahead of the presidential election. Furthermore Dilma has more people willing to vote for her than those who discard such an option.

Regarding ‘stimulated’ vote-intention and when presented with the list of possible candidates, the percentage of support for Dilma jumps to 53 to 60%, depending on the different rivals.

In the poll published by DataFolha (from São Paulo), the president is 42 percentage points ahead of former Environment minister Marina Silva. This opinion poll also confirms that Dilma would be elected in the first round with an ample difference over Silva who collects 16% vote intention.

However it must be pointed out that so far none of the two ladies have officially established their intention to run for the presidential office.

Ms Silva a former member of the ruling Workers Party and who later affiliated to the Green Party to dispute the presidency in 2010 was third in that election with 20 million votes (19.3% of ballots) and is now working to form a new political party.

In the DataFolha poll, Senator Aecio Neves from the main opposition party, PSDB (Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy) was third with 10% vote intention and Pernambuco governor Eduardo Campos from the Brazilian Socialist party and an ally of the ruling coalition garnered 6%.

In the previous opinion poll from December, Rousseff support was 54%, Silva, 18%, Neves, 12% and Campos, 4%.

The two public opinion polls were done on March 20/21, interviewing over 2,000 people through out the vast country and with a plus/minus two percentage points error margin.

Mercopress

 

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil: Gentrification Creeps Up on São Paulo

One of the few agreeable features of São Paulo is that it is a ...

Minister Hopes Good Faith Will Prevail in Brazil-Argentina Agreement

The Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, said that the bilateral safeguard mechanism ...

Bye Bye, Rat Race! Hello, Brazil!

My leaving the United States for Brazil, a place I’d never been, was like ...

Mixed Race, Mixed Up Feelings

The debate over affirmative action is encouraging. If nothing else, it forces people in ...

Latest Brazilian Corruption Scandal Involves Several Army Officers

It’s getting harder and harder to keep abreast of all the big scandals going ...

Controllers Slowdown in Brazil May Bring US$ 19 Million Lawsuit by Airlines

The air transportation chaos that has been installed in Brazil the last few days ...

While Foot and Mouth Outbreaks Grow Brazil Tells World Disease Is Under Control

The Brazilian government confirmed Tuesday, October 18, three new outbreaks of foot and mouth ...

Flower Exports Blooming in Brazil

Brazilian flower and ornamental plant export has generated US$ 18 million between January and ...

Brazilian Indians Want UN Declaration Applied to Them

Sixty one indigenous people from Brazil and other Latin American countries met in BrasÀ­lia ...