Aecio Neves, a candidate of the opposition, is getting nearer to the presidential race in Brazil’s final week, along with poll leads that are as thin as a razor, but Dilma Rousseff, the one in position right now, seems to be acquiring homestretch momentum.
After some sudden surge that happened prior and after the vote’s first round held on the 5th day of October, Neves had struggles in retaining the momentum which lets him acquire a small advantage during the latest polling.
Rousseff is led by two percent during the most closely-watched poll opinions, within the margin of error.
Also, the recent survey shows results saying that support could have reached its climax for Neves, who is a favorite among investors. He has rising disapproval numbers, too, despite the heavy attacks on the campaign of Rousseff.
The Brazilians who are saying they will give their votes to Neves increased by four percent, now 38 percent, based on a survey conducted by polling firm Datafolha. The rejection rate of Rousseff decreased by one point, reaching 42 percent, a clear manifestation of the incumbent’s approval rating going up.
The close race has become ugly, especially with various presidential candidates exchanging corruption accusations, as well as accusations of economic mismanagement, while they try their best to get the heart of six percent of the voters which remain undecided, plus others who have not established their voting commitments.
During a testy TV debate held Thursday night, incumbent president Rousseff opened the topic talking about the 2011 incident wherein Neves got pulled over but refused to take the breathalyzer test. The presidential candidate accused, who was able to improve his reputation from being a playboy and a part-lover, did not deny the incident, but mentioned that he had regrets about the incident that happened years ago.