The previous quarterly poll, administered in November of 2011, revealed a difference of 25 percentage points between the two candidates, with 44% supporting Pena Ñieto and 19% supporting Vasquez Mota.
The poll shows Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution in third place with 17% of potential voters preferring his candidacy.
The study was carried out between February 17-19th by polling 1,000 people in their homes. The study has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
The PRI is trying to regain the presidency which it lost in 2000 after seven consecutive decades of executive rule.
“I am enthused by the result of the GEAISA poll where we’re only 7 points away from passing the leader,” wrote Vasquez Mota on her Twitter account.
Pena Ñeto has been leading in the polls for over a year." Spanish original