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Lula da Silva well ahead of Bolsonaro in last poll before Brazilian presidential elections

On the eve of the official start of campaigning, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received 44 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for his main rival, current President Jair Bolsonaro, in a poll released Monday by the IPEC institute.

Labor's Ciro Gomes followed the main presidential contenders with six percent, Senator Simone Tebet of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) with two percent, and Vera Lúcia of the United Socialist Workers' Party (PSTU) with one percent of the vote.

The poll, which surveyed 2,000 people in 130 municipalities, has a margin of . . .

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