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Brazil's President Holds Wide Lead Ahead Of Re-election Bid -poll

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March 20, 2014 AT 3:40 PM
According to a poll published Thursday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is holding on to her wide lead over potential rivals and would win a second term outright in the October 5 general election. The Ibope poll showed Rousseff would be re-elected in the first round if the vote was held today, despite Brazil's lackluster economic performance and stubbornly high inflation on her watch. The survey of voter intentions found Rousseff has 43 percent of the electorate's support, against 15 percent for Senator Aecio Neves of the main opposition party PSDB. While Rousseff is the front-runner, the Ibope poll found 64 percent of Brazilian voters want the next president to change the way Brazil is governed.