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Leftist Presidential Front-Runner Widens Lead in Mexico Polls

MEXICO CITY – Left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has widened his lead over the other contenders ahead of Mexico’s presidential election, according to the results of a poll published Wednesday by the Reforma newspaper.

Mexicans will cast ballots July 1 to choose their president for 2018-2024, members of Congress and governors in eight of the Aztec nation’s 31 states.

According to the survey results, in April, 48 percent of respondents were planning to vote for Lopez Obrador, a six-percentage-point increase compared to the poll carried out in February.

Conservative candidate Ricardo Anaya, who is polling second, lost support, with 26 percent of respondents planning to vote for him in April, compared to 32 percent in February.

Meanwhile, in April, 18 percent of respondents planned to vote for Jose Antonio Meade, the candidate of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the same percentage as in February.

Independent candidates would receive a very small share of the vote.

Margarita Zavala, the wife of former president Felipe Calderon, would gain only 5 percent, while Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime “el Bronco” Rodriguez would receive 3 percent.

The survey, which has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.7 percent, is based on in-person interviews with 1,200 Mexican citizens over the period April 12-15.

In addition, 53 percent of respondents said they had a “good or very good” opinion of Lopez Obrador, compared to Anaya’s 35 percent, Meade’s 25 percent, Zavala’s 26 percent and Rodriguez’s 10 percent.

Respondents also answered a question regarding what they thought the most important goal of the election was.

According to the survey, 59 percent said “to throw the PRI out of government,” while 22 percent said “to avoid Lopez Obrador becoming president.”

 

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