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Newspaper: Former Brazilian President Lula da Seva leads opinion polls in the 2022 elections

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads the polls of intention to vote in Brazil for the presidential elections scheduled for 2022, and received 50% and 26% for current President Jair Bolsonaro, his main rival.

A survey by the Brazilian institute Ipec indicated that the far-right leader, whose popularity continues to decline, barely garnered 26% of Brazilians' support for a final electoral dispute with Lula da Silva.

The poll, conducted on 2002 Brazilians between June 17 and 21 with a margin of error of 2%, included former progressive candidate Ciro Gomez, who is third with 7% of voting intent, technically tied to the governor of Sao Paulo, João Doria 5 as possible candidates. %.

He is followed by former Minister of Health Luis Henrique Mandetta with 3% of intentions, while the number of white and void votes reaches 10% and voters who do not know or do not answer 3%.

Bolsonaro's popularity was at its worst since the start of his term, on January 1, 2019, and his government's disapproval rating jumped from 39% in February to 50% in June, according to a poll published by Ipec.

The intention to vote for Lula (2003-2010), who has not yet formally nominated him but does not hide his desire to return to power, has been strengthened since he regained his political rights last March after a judge overturned his prison sentences.

The former Brazilian president was left without political rights in 2018 after being convicted in the second instance of corruption, which barred him from running in that year's elections.

However, the Supreme Court's decision in 2021 to overturn the rulings that were imposed on him again, enabled him politically, so that he can run in next year's elections.