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What to make of Brazil’s latest presidential polls

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Lula still leads all presidential polls

Two presidential polls were released on Monday, and both showed that the race remains unaltered even after the official start of the campaign and two nationally-televised debates. In prison since April 7 following a conviction for passive corruption and money laundering, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains ahead with 37 percent of votes, followed by far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, with 18 percent.

While Lula will likely be excluded from the race due to his multiple criminal convictions, his name remains on the opinion polls because, formally, he is still a candidate. For him to...

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