Poll: Stabbing doesn’t raise Jair Bolsonaro’s stock

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Poll shows Jair Bolsonaro consolidated ahead

When far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro got stabbed on September 6, many analysts predicted that the attack would improve his electoral stock. Brazilian voters, after all, love an underdog. While Mr. Bolsonaro has placed himself as anything but an underdog, being the victim of an assassination attempt could curb his rejection rates and earn him the sympathy of voters, many said.

Well, that’s not what the latest opinion poll by Datafolha, Brazil’s most prestigious polling institute, has shown. While the far-right candidate has indeed consolidated his lead in Brazil’s presidential race, center-left candidates experienced the...

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