Rousseff ahead in Brazil presidential race: poll

Ana Nicolaci da Costa- Reuters, 05/15/2010

Brazilian ruling party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her main challenger for the first time in the campaign for the October 3 election, according to a poll released on Saturday. Rousseff, who vows to continue the Workers’ Party’s mostly investor-friendly economic policies, was favored by 38 percent of voters to 35 percent for Jose Serra, the former governor of Sao Paulo state, the Vox Populi poll showed.
A poll in April by the firm showed Serra leading Rousseff by a 34-31 margin.

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