Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

October 23, 2014 8:34 PM

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.

A series of recent surveys had indicated that Rousseff, whose left-leaning Workers' Party has governed Brazil the past 12 years, was nosing into the lead in recent days, but Thursday's poll was the first to give her a lead greater than the margin of error.

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