Brazil's Bolsonaro leads presidential race, but Haddad closing gap -poll
SAO PAULO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right
presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who remains hospitalized
after being stabbed in an assassination attempt this month,
maintained his lead for the first-round vote in less than two
weeks, but the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad
closed the gap in recent days, a poll showed on Monday.
Bolsonaro had 28 percent voter approval in the survey
released by the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper - the same figure he
had in the same poll last week. Haddad has 22 percent heading
into the Oct. 7 vote, a jump of 3 percentage points.
It is expected that an Oct. 28 runoff vote will take place,
required by Brazilian law if no candidate wins a majority in the
(Reporting by Brad Brooks
Editing by James Dalgleish)
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