Rousseff on course to win Presidential election


Brazil’s National Transports Confederation (NTC) has released details of a poll commissioned by them and conducted by MDA which suggests that incumbent President Dilma Rousseff will comfortably win the presidential election slated for 5th October next year.

The number of people approving of the president’s performance has risen from 58% in September to 58.8% in October. Her disapproval rating has increased slightly from 21.9% to 22.7%.

When asked who they would vote for next year respondents gave Dilma Rousseff 43.5% with Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) candidate Aecio Neves on 19.3% and Eduardo Campos of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) on 9.5%.

The approval rating of the Brazilian government has also risen slightly over the past month; approval for them has increased from 38.1% in September to 39%.

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