Former president and pre-candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) is the main electoral leader in the dispute for the government of Pernambuco. According to the Institute of Social, Political and Economic Research (Ipespe), published this Monday (4), 52% of voters say that PT support increases their chances of voting for a candidate for governor.
On the other hand, 48% of Pernambuco voters believe that President Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) support for a gubernatorial candidate diminishes their votes. Of those consulted, 14% believe that the president would influence voters to vote for the candidate. When the reference is Lula, 13% of the interviewees bet that the PT would get in the way.
For 33%, Lula’s presence does not change the dispute in Pernambuco. This percentage rises to 36% in relation to Bolsonaro. Among those interviewed, 3% did not know or did not answer whether the president’s support would influence the voter. The index drops to 1% when the reference is PT.
Ipespe also released a survey that shows voting intentions for the government of Pernambuco. According to the survey, Marília Arraes (SD) appears in the isolated leadership, with 29% of the voting intentions.
The second place, Raquel Lyra (PSDB), appears with 13%, in a technical tie with Anderson Ferreira (PL), with 12%, Danilo Cabral (PSB), with 10%, and Miguel Coelho (UB), with 9%. All of them are within the limits of the margin of error, which is 3.2%.
Candidates João Arnaldo (PSOL) and Wellington Carneiro (PTB) have 1% each. Esteves Jacinto (PRTB) and Jadilson Bombeiro (PMB) did not reach 1%. The pre-candidate Jones Manoel (PCB) did not score.
White and null votes added up to 12%, while 15% did not want to or did not know how to respond.
The research was carried out in partnership between Folha de Pernambuco and IPESPE. A thousand people were heard across the state, between the 28th and 30th of June. The survey is registered at the Regional Electoral Court (TRE-PE) under the number PE-05934/2022 and at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) under the number BR-06505/2022.
Editing: Nicolau Soares