Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

October 20, 2014 11:39 PM

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Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.

Centrist candidate Neves lost a slight but statistically insignificant lead over leftist Rousseff for the first time since the first round of elections on Oct. 5, according to the survey by Datafolha polling firm.

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