Brazil poll shows Silva ahead of Rousseff for October election

September 17, 2014 5:17 AM

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Brazil poll shows Silva ahead of Rousseff for October election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Marina Silva has increased her lead slightly over President Dilma Rousseff in an expected second-round runoff to Brazil's election next month, a new poll showed on Tuesday.

The survey by the Ibope polling firm said Silva's support among voters in a simulated runoff was unchanged at 43 percent, but Rousseff has slipped two percentage points to 40 percent since the previous poll last week.

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