Latest poll finds Brazil presidential race tied
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Latest poll finds Brazil presidential race tied

Brazil’s presidential race remains deadlocked after the first debate between President Dilma Rousseff and her challenger in the runoff election.

A survey released Wednesday night by the Datafolha polling group says opposition candidate Aécio Neves has support from 51 percent of voters against Rousseff’s 49 percent. The poll, which had an error margin of two percentage points, got the same result as a Datafolha poll last week.

Neves made a surprise comeback in the October 5 first-round election to finish second and force Rousseff into a runoff round since no candidate won a majority.

Brazilians go back to the polls on October 26 to decide who will be the next leader of Latin America’s biggest economy.

Read more: Brazil’s runoff dilemma: change with continuity, or continuity with change?

The latest Datafolha survey interviewed 9,081 voters across Brazil on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Associated Press