Rousseff opens up 6-8 point lead over Neves in new voter surveys

October 23, 2014 9:34 PM

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for reelection, has opened up a six- to eight-point lead over Aecio Neves, her rival in the runoff vote to be held on the weekend, according to two new voter surveys released Thursday.

The surveys published by Datafolha and Ibope, the two Brazilian public opinion institutes with the greatest credibility, show the president for the first time with a clear lead over Neves, a lead greater than the four percentage points constituting a "technical tie" due to other surveys' error margi...

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