May 31, 2012

Leftist candidate gains ground in polls on Mexico presidential race

Recent opinion polls reveal that the presidential race is changing. Popular support is growing for Andrew Manuel Lopez Obrador, although Enrique Pena Nieto is still in the lead. Josefina Vazquez Mota of the National Action Party remains in third place.  
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY — New polls show leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gaining ground ahead of Mexico’s July 1 presidential election.  
A poll by the GEA/ISA firm suggests front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto fell about one percentage point to 34.5 percent of voter preferences, while Lopez Obrador rose about two points to 21.3 percent.  
Josefina Vazquez Mota of the governing National Action Party has fallen to third with 20.2 percent of preferences. The difference between Lopez Obrador and Vaquez Mota falls within the poll’s three-percentage point margin of error. Read more. 

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