Poll: Rousseff barely ahead in tight Brazil presidential race
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Poll: Rousseff barely ahead in tight Brazil presidential race

A new poll shows Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff edging ahead in a tight re-election race, although the contest remains in a technical tie.

The Datafolha polling group’s latest survey released Wednesday has Rousseff with 52 percent of voters’ support, compared to 48 percent for challenger, Aécio Neves.

With the margin of error at 2 percentage points, the candidates are statistically tied.

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A Dataholha poll last week had the race at 51-to-49 in Neves’ favor, but another survey released on Monday showed Rousseff pulling up to current levels.

Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday. The race has been considered the most closely contested since the country’s return to democracy nearly 30 years ago.

Datafolha says it interviewed 4,355 electors across Brazil on Tuesday.

Associated Press