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Brazil's Rousseff Holding Lead Against Silva Surge In Election Poll

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August 27, 2014 AT 6:08 AM
A new opinion poll showed on Wednesday, environmentalist Marina Silva has narrowed President Dilma Rousseff's lead down to six percentage points in Brazil's presidential election race and would defeat her in a likely second-round runoff. According to the survey by polling firm MDA, Silva, who launched her bid last week following the death of the party's candidate, has 28.2 percent of voter support heading into the Oct. 5 vote. The poll showed, if the race goes to a second-round runoff on Oct.