In this week’s issue: Hard-line Brazilians grow in number. Understanding the investigation into Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign.
The week in review
- Presidential race. The favorite in the presidential race, Jair Bolsonaro, has sustained his comfortable, 19-point lead over Fernando Haddad. Next week’s polls, however, will measure whether a recent illegal campaign financing scandal will have any impact on the former Army captain’s support (more below, in Power).
- State races. Gubernatorial candidates with the support of Mr. Bolsonaro have also locked up many of the state races, such as in Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and Rio Grande do Sul.