The socialist Fernando Haddad, celebrated today with thousands of followers in Rio de Janeiro the results of a new electoral poll in which they increased the intentions of vote for his candidacy for the presidency and lowered those of his opponent, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro.
According to the firm Ibope, Bolsonaro continues to lead the polls with 57% of the intention to vote, while Haddad has 43%.
However, when comparing the current poll with the survey conducted by the same firm a week ago, the intentions to vote for the far right dropped by two percentage points, going from 59% to 57%, while Haddad's support rose from 41%. % to 43% of affects.
"He begins to fall, I start to climb and hope begins to grow," said Haddad, straining his voice as he was applauded by thousands of people at the feet of the Lapa Arches, the structure of the old aqueduct of Rio de Janeiro and one of the most representative symbols of the city.
Now that "we are going up, they are going to tremble", assured the candidate of the Workers Party (PT) in the event called "Ato da Virada" (act of the turn or change) organized by academics, intellectuals and recognized artists such as Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque to support the leftist candidate.
Although the event lasted for almost six hours and the plaza that lies at the foot of the Lapa Arches was about to burst, Haddad only spoke for a few minutes, straining his voice after a hectic agenda developed in Rio, the region of the country that supports the most to his opponent Bolsonaro, a defender of the dictatorship that reigned in Brazil between 1964 and 1985.
"He (Bolsonaro) does not transmit security, does not transmit respect." "He has been vomiting hatred against people for 28 years" and that is why "nothing comes out of him that is not the worst of the human being," Haddad said.
The PT candidate recalled that to emerge victorious in the second round next Sunday of the presidential elections, will generate jobs and strengthen education through a "fraternal and national unity" project.
"There is a lot of hatred and rage in the streets and we do not need more weapons because there are too many in the street," what Brazil needs is "work and education," he said.
Haddad decided to leave this Tuesday from Sao Paulo, the most industrialized and populated city in Brazil, and visited Rio de Janeiro in his desire to take votes from Bolsonaro in his own territory.
During his visit, the candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) visited Maré, one of the largest favela complexes in Rio and met with religious groups of Catholicism and Judaism.