On the eve of Brazil’s runoff election, opinion polls confirm Haddad up

Pollsters Ibope and Datafolha released last surveys before presidential runoff tonight

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Haddad took part in the last campaign rally in the Heliópolis slums, in São Paulo / Ricardo Stuckert

The Brazilian polling institutes Datafolha and Ibope released tonight their latest opinion polls for the country’s presidential runoff election this Sunday, Oct. 28.

According to Datafolha, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is at 55 percent of voting intention, while the left-wing presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad is at 45 percent.

::: Brazil elections 2018

The Ibope poll showed Bolsonaro at 54 percent and Haddad at 46 percent.

In four days, the gap between the two candidates closed by 8 percentage points according to Ibope.

The Datafolha survey showed the Workers’ Party candidate narrowed the retired army captain’s lead, from 18 to 10 percentage points in nine days.

Edition: Diego Sartorato