If the election was today, Haddad would beat Bolsonaro by 42% to 36%, says Datafolha

Fernando Haddad in October of 2018

Fernando Haddad in October of 2018

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President wants to run for reelection in 2022, but lost advantage after eight months.

If the second round of the presidential election was today, Fernando Haddad (PT) would be elected with 42% of the votes, compared to 36% of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), indicates a Datafolha poll released on Monday (2). Another 18% would vote white or null and 4% didn't answer. On October 28th of last year, in the second round of the election, Bolsonaro won with 55.13% of the valid votes (excluded white, null and undecided). Haddad obtained 44.87%.

After eight months of government, Datafolha points out that the president's disapproval rose from 33% to 38% compared to the institutes's previous survey, made in early July, and several indicators point to a deterioration of his image. A total of 2,878 people over the age of 16 in 175 municipalities participated.

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