Close-up of the face of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in a file image. EFE / Joédson Alves
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 8 (EFE) .- Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva continues to lead in voting intentions for the presidential elections of Brazil, with double the support for the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, but both lose strength with former judge Sergio Moro, according to a survey released this Wednesday.
Lula (2003-2010) leads with 46% of support, followed by Bolsonaro, who with just 23% of voting intentions fails to take off in the polls, but both percentages would rise to 48% and 27% of favoritism , respectively, without the presence of Moro.
The data comes from the Genial / Quaest firm, which carried out a new face-to-face survey, between December 2 and 5, of 2,037 people throughout the country, a survey that has a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 2 percentage points, up or down.
The former judge, who put Lula behind bars and left the teaching profession to be Bolsonaro’s minister of Justice, with whom he ended up at odds, has 10% of the voting intentions.
Moro, who joined the Podemos party last month in a first step to contest the presidential elections of October 2022, is pointed out by analysts as the possible candidate of the center who can break the current polarization in Brazil between Bolsonaro, the leader of the extreme right who would aspire to be reelected, and Lula, the historic leftist leader, who leads all the polls.
According to the survey, Lula would be the absolute winner against any opponent, but he would only win in the second round with 55% of the support against 31% of Bolsonaro and with 53% of the votes against 29% of Sergio Moro .
The same does not happen with the far-right leader, who even without the presence of the union leader would be defeated by Moro, in a second round, with 31% of the voting intentions, compared to 34% of the favoritism that the former minister would obtain.
The poll also included as possible candidates for the most important position in the country, the former progressive candidate Ciro Gomes, who is in fourth place with 5% of the intention to vote, and Joao Doria, current governor of Sao Paulo and a candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party. (PSB), which follows in fifth place, with only 2% of the support.
Rodrigo Pacheco, current president of the Senate, and publicist Felipe Dávila are in sixth and seventh position, both with 1% of intentions, while white and null votes add up to 7% and voters who do not know or do not respond arrive at 5%.