Chavez Pulls Ahead of Rival in Consultores Poll, Panorama Says

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pulled ahead of his rival Henrique Capriles Radonski in a June poll by Consultores 21, Panorama reported.

Chavez was favored by 47.9 percent of those surveyed compared with 44.5 percent for Capriles, the Maracaibo-based daily said. The survey of 2000 people was carried out June 2-12, according to Panorama. Panorama didn’t specify the margin of error.

In a March 3-13 survey, Chavez had 46 percent against 45 percent for Capriles.

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