PodeData research released this Wednesday 22nd shows that former president Lula (PT) increased his advantage over President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in the second round. According to the institute, this is the first time in four months that the difference between the top candidates in the survey has grown outside the margin of error.
O PT appears with 52% of voting intentions and the current president gets 35%. The gap is 17 percentage points.
As a comparison, in February, Lula had 50% of the intentions and Bolsonaro, 35%. According to PoderData, from then on, the distance was shortened and reached, in April, 9 percentage points. Earlier this month, the difference between them was 10 points.
For the results, PoderData conducted 3,000 telephone interviews between June 19th and 21st. The margin of error is 2 percentage points. The confidence interval is 95%.
In the main scenario of the first round, Lula has 44% of the voting intentions against 34% for Bolsonaro.
Then appear Ciro Gomes (PDT) with 6%, André Janones (Avante) with 2%, and Simone Tebet (MDB), Luciano Bivar (União Brasil) and José Maria Eymael (DC) with 1% each. The other pre-candidates did not reach 1%.