Brazil's Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll




 
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September 30th, 2014  
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Topic: Brazil's Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll


By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's expected victory margin over closest rival Marina Silva has surged to 9 percentage points in a second-round runoff in Brazil's presidential election, an opinion poll showed on Monday, causing stocks and the real currency to tumble. Rousseff would win the runoff with 47.7 percent of the votes against 38.7 percent for Silva, polling firm MDA said, widening her lead from the one-point advantage she had in the previous survey by the firm last week. ...




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