Brazilian leader Rousseff slips in poll on economic woes

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during the signing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro's international airport concession in Rio de JaneiroBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Support for President Dilma Rousseff is slipping among Brazilian voters who are increasingly pessimistic about their country’s economy and disappointed with her performance, according to a poll published on Saturday. While Rousseff is still on track to win re-election outright in elections on October 5, she has lost six points among potential voters since last month, a survey by local Datafolha polling firm said. The poll showed more Brazilians want a change of course in government policies, and twice as many Brazilians think Rousseff’s predecessor and mentor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is more qualified than her to carry out those changes. The leader of the main opposition party Aécio Neves was unchanged at 16 percent of voter intentions and Eduardo Campos, governor of Pernambuco state, edged forward one point to 10 percent.