Mexico Poll Shows Leading Presidential Candidate Backed by 31%

Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto of the once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party, has 31 percent support in the latest opinion poll before the July vote.

Josefina Vazquez Mota of President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party has 23 percent support and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost to Calderon in the 2006 election, has 15 percent, Grupo Economistas Asociados-ISA said today in its daily poll.

The survey included 1,134 people interviewed from March 19 to March 21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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