Brazil's Rousseff, Silva tied in poll about runoff vote

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Posted: Sep 10, 2014 10:23 AM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and is running neck-and-neck with environmentalist Marina Silva in a likely second-round runoff in the October presidential election, a new poll published on Wednesday showed.

Silva has 42 percent of voter support in a second-round vote, one percentage point ahead of Rousseff, according to a survey by polling firm Vox Populi.

The poll surveyed 2,000 voters between September 8-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

(Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)