Pena Nieto’s Two-Digit Lead Little Changed in Mexico Poll

Mexico’s presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto held his double digit over his rival from the ruling party, a survey showed.

Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party had 40.1 percent of voter preference, from 40.2 percent two weeks ago, according to a survey released today from Consulta Mitofsky, a Mexican polling company.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, the candidate from President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party, had 21.5 percent of voter preference, compared to 22.6 percent in the previous poll. Support for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution was 17.8 percent compared to 17.3 percent in the previous survey.

The poll of 1,000 people taken April 20 to April 22 had a 3.1 percent margin of error.

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