Having just seen an example of his world view during the recent overseas travels of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, it is something of a refreshing bit of good timing to see that Angus Reid Global Monitor has the latest polling data on Brazil's 2010 Presidential Election. President Lula da Silva is prohibited from seeking a third term, so the field is open for a successor.
There are various electoral scenarios examined, but one thing runs through them all: The Worker's Party (PT), which Lula da Silva represents, is on course for a serious shellacking at the hands of one or another party currently out of power. The *best* scenario for a PT candidate gets only 12% support.
The names to watch from the other parties:
From the opposition Brazilian Party for Social Democracy (PSDB), Jose Serra.
From coalition partner Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), Ciro Ferreia Gomes.
There are some also-rans out there as well, as the Angus Reid report observes.
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