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Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner Extends Slide in Polls

Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, saw his support slip for the third consecutive poll by Consulta Mitofsky after a series of campaign blunders.

Backing for the candidate of the once dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, slid to 41 percent in the Jan. 14-18 poll from 42 percent in December, Mitofsky said in an e-mailed report. While the decline was within the 3.1 percentage point margin of error, it brings the drop in his support since October to six points.