RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Faced with a succession of electoral polls that place Jair Bolsonaro (PL) far behind ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), the President's allies argued in favor of hiring a polling institute of their own.
The issue has been discussed with Valdemar da Costa Neto, president of PL, Bolsonaro's party. The resources to pay for the polls cannot be public.
Paraná Pesquisas is one of the institutes under consideration. In talks with government officials, the researchers' assessment is that the difference between Bolsonaro and Lula stands between 6 and 10 points and . . .