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2006-09-05 19:36:52

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expanded a wide margin over the main rival in Brazil's presidential race, strengthening his chance of being reelected in a first round vote, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey by polling firm Datafolha, announced by Globo network on its evening TV news, showed Lula with 51 percent of the vote against the opposition Brazilian Social Democracy Party's Geraldo Alckmin, who has stalled at 27 percent. The last Datafolha...

2006-09-01 18:53:36

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's commanding lead over his main rival in Brazil's presidential race narrowed by 4 percentage points in the past five days, a poll showed on Friday. If the election were held today, however, Lula would still be expected to win with more than 50 percent of the valid votes in the first round, which will take place on October 1, the polling firm Ibope said. The survey, commissioned by TV network Globo, showed Lula with 48...

2006-08-31 18:58:19

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's opposition candidates stepped up attacks on Thursday against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over corruption in an effort to trim the former union leader's solid lead in the presidential election race. The heightened rhetoric follows a series of opinion polls this week, the latest on Thursday night, that showed Lula cruising to victory in the October 1 election over his nearest rival, former Sao Paulo state Gov. Geraldo Alckmin. "The Lula...

2006-08-31 15:55:59

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's opposition candidates stepped up attacks on Thursday against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over corruption in an effort to trim the former union leader's solid lead in the presidential election race. The heightened rhetoric follows a series of opinion polls this week that showed Lula cruising to victory in the October 1 election. He has a 30 percentage point lead over former Sao Paulo state Gov. Geraldo Alckmin, who is favored by wealthier...

2006-08-27 12:55:13

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's has pulled further ahead of his nearest rival in Brazil's presidential race, helped by middle-class fears over a new wave of criminal violence, a poll showed on Sunday. The survey by Ibope polling firm for Estado de S.Paulo newspaper showed Lula with 49 percent of the vote, up from 47 percent nine days ago, in his bid for reelection. This would give the former factory worker a first-round victory on October 1 as he...

2006-08-25 15:18:29

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - This time last year, few could have predicted that Brazil's upcoming presidential election would turn out to be a walk in the park for President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. But that is what appears to be happening as the charismatic Lula, buttressed by a healthy economy and the government's social-welfare programs, pulls away from a field of lackluster challengers. With just over a month to go before election day on October 1, a poll this...

2006-08-18 19:07:31

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's lead widened by one percentage point from last week over his main rival in Brazil's presidential race, a poll showed on Friday. It was the first survey of voters' intention released after candidates began television campaigning on Monday. The survey by polling firm Ibope, commissioned by Globo TV, showed Lula with 47 percent in a first-round vote against 21 percent for Geraldo Alckmin of the...

2006-08-18 18:22:01

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's lead has widened from last week over his main rival in Brazil's presidential race, a poll showed on Friday. The survey by polling firm Ibope, commissioned by Globo TV, showed Lula with 47 percent in a first-round vote against 21 percent for Geraldo Alckmin of the opposition Brazilian Social Democracy Party. The last Ibope poll on August 10 showed Lula with 46 percent and Alckmin with 21 percent in the first round,...

2006-08-09 20:22:24

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks increasingly hard to beat in Brazil's October 1 election after extending his lead over main rival Geraldo Alckmin, analysts said on Wednesday. Two polls released on Tuesday showed Lula would defeat Alckmin by a 23 percent and 28 percent margin. The president had a 16-point lead over the former Sao Paulo state governor last month. The new data also showed Lula would win an absolute majority and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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