Peruvian presidential candidates Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala were tied in an Ipsos Apoyo poll ahead of the June 5 election.
Fujimori, a congresswoman and daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori, had 51.1 percent support, while Humala had 48.9 percent, according to the poll by Lima-based Ipsos Apoyo that was released to clients today. Fujimori had 50.5 percent support and Humala 49.5 percent in a May 29 poll.
Ipsos Apoyo contacted 3,000 people from May 28 to June 1 in the national poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points.
Votes cast by Peruvians overseas could boost Fujimori’s share of the vote by 0.5 percentage point to 1 percentage point, Ipsos Apoyo said. The survey doesn’t reflect the intentions of this group, the company said. Humala, an ex-army officer and leader of Peru’s Nationalist Party, may receive support from voters in parts of the highlands and jungle that aren’t covered by the survey, Ipsos Apoyo said.