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Poll has Brazil president ahead for re-election

February 18, 2014

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A just-released poll shows Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff a strong favorite for re-election in general elections scheduled for Oct.5.

The poll sponsored by the National Transport Confederation finds that 43.7 percent of the people questioned would vote for Rousseff, while second-place Aecio Neves would receive 17 percent of the vote and Pernambuco state governor Eduardo Campos 9.9 percent.

The MDA polling institute conducted the survey for the confederation, which represents private transportation businesses. The poll questioned 2,002 people between Feb. 9 and 14 and has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.

The poll also showed Rousseff’s personal approval rating as 55 percent, compared to 58.8 percent registered in the previous poll in November. Approval for her government dropped to 36.4 percent from 39 percent in November.

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