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Mexico Ruling Party Candidate Gains in Poll Ahead of Election

April 16, 2012

Mexico’s ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota gained in the latest opinion poll before July’s presidential election while remaining about 19 percentage points behind the front-runner.

Vazquez Mota of the National Action Party had 22 percent support, Grupo Economistas Asociados-ISA said yesterday in its daily survey, compared with 18 percent backing in a poll by the same company released April 11.

Support for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Party of the Democratic Revolution candidate who narrowly lost to Felipe Calderon in the 2006 election, fell to 14 percent yesterday from 17 percent April 11. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party rose to 41 percent support from 39 percent April 11. GEA-ISA’s poll surveyed 1,148 people in person from April 13 to April 15.

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