Datafolha: Voter of Ciro worries about inflation and is more influential when voting

Datafolha: Voter of Ciro worries about inflation and is more influential when voting

Voters who intend to choose pre-candidate Ciro Gomes (PDT) for president in the October election show an above-average concern with issues related to the Amazon and with rising inflation in the country.

They say they are more influenced by the opinions of journalists when voting than people who intend to elect their main competitors and say they consider more the points of view of partners, children and personalities on social networks.

See below what Brazilians who have Ciro as their first option think about four topics: economy, Amazon, religion and influence on the vote.

Also understand their profile, generally whiter, more educated and with higher income, especially among those who live in capitals and have no religion.

The subjects were questioned in the latest Datafolha survey, carried out with 2,556 people over 16 years old in 181 cities across the country on June 22 and 23. The survey was commissioned by Sheet and is registered with the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) under number BR-05166/2022.

The total margin of error is two percentage points. It is important to consider, however, that it increases when considering only those who will vote for each pre-candidate: it is three points among voters for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), four for Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and seven for Ciro, always in stimulated research.

The other candidates for the position were not included because the sample is too small.


Ciro’s voters are the ones who are most concerned about the escalation of inflation: 73% believe that the rates will increase from now on, a figure higher than the average of 63%. They are also the most pessimistic about purchasing power — only 18% think the situation will improve, against 29% of the total.

After Lula’s supporters, his supporters are the ones who most say they are having difficulties when it comes to eating. A fifth of them say the amount of food at home for themselves and their family has been less than enough in recent months. For Bolsonaro, the mark is only 10%.


The pedestrian attracts the portion of Brazilians who show greater attention to issues related to the Amazon and the environment. While the share of those who think Bolsonaro encourages rather than fights deforestation in the region is 43% overall, it reaches 64% among his voters.

They were also the ones who most learned about the deaths of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenist Bruno Pereira (84%, against 76% of the total). They also think that Bolsonaro has done less than he could to investigate them (68%, against 49%) and that the case will harm Brazil abroad (91%, against 73%).


Ciro is the pre-candidate that most appeals to Brazilians who have no religion — they are 18% of his electorate, against 12% in general (variation within the margin of error). Still, 92% of his supporters believe in God, which places him between Lula (83%) and Bolsonaro (98%) in this regard.

The pedestrian is also slightly below average in terms of the frequency with which their supporters visit or contribute financially to churches or religious services: 52% of them attend these places one or more times a week, compared to 58% in total.


Ciro voters are the ones who, in general, show more influence of external opinions when voting. More than half of the supporters say they are a little or a lot influenced by journalists (53%), a mark higher than the voters of Lula (43%) and Bolsonaro (35%).

The trend is the same when asked about partners (46%, against 40% of the total), children (40%, against 35% in general) and people they follow on social networks (38% and 35%).


Ciro’s voters are more educated — 34% of them have completed higher education, and when all respondents are considered, this number drops to 20%. Even so, an important portion of its electorate earns up to two minimum wages per month (45%).

The former minister captures larger shares of voters in the Southeast, where almost half of those who intend to choose him live, and in the capitals (29% of his followers are there, with the region having 23% in general). One in ten of his supporters says he is not heterosexual (against 18% for Lula and 7% for Bolsonaro).

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