Will Bolsonaro of Brazil win the elections again?

A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro poses as him during a rally to show support for the president on May 1, 2022.

A few months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro was being crushed in the polls for Brazil’s October elections, so far behind his nemesis, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, that it looked like he might lose in the first round.

A mid-December poll by the Datafolha institute gave leftist Lula, who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010, 48 percent of the vote in the first round of the Oct. 2 election, to Bolsonaro’s 22 percent.

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