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Lula's lead over Bolsonaro narrows slightly ahead of Brazil elections - poll

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São Paulo — Luis Inacio Lula da Silva remains the frontrunner to win Brazil's presidential election in October, voter support polls showed on Thursday. Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro is gaining support.

The latest poll by polling firm Datafolha found that Lula had 47% voter support, compared with 47% and 29% respectively in July, while Bolsonaro had 32% of his voter support. was.

Lula to return to the presidency with his 54% of the vote against Bolsonaro's 37% if a second-round runoff vote between the two candidates is possible. This has been shown in public opinion polls.

Left-wing candidate and former Brazilian president Lula's lead in the monthly run-off is shrinking from his 29-point lead in December. I'm witnessing the

A Datafolha poll also showed that 51% of those polled said they would never vote for Bolsonaro. This is 3 percentage points lower than last month, with Lula's opposition rising 1 percentage point to his 37%.

Bolsonaro has tried to lure voters in recent months by passing a large spending package that includes welfare programs for poor Brazilians and measures to combat fuel prices.

His approval ratings rose from his 28% in July to his 30% in August, according to polls. Meanwhile, 43% of those interviewed said they did not support the far-right leader's government, compared to 45% of him recorded last month.

Datafolha interviewed his 5,744 Brazilians of voting age between Tuesday and Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points. (Reporting by Peter Frontini, Editing by Richard Pullin and Rosalba O'Brien)