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Chavez, Rival Tied Ahead of Venezuela Election, Poll Shows

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is locked in a statistical tie with his rival Henrique Capriles Radonski seven months before presidential elections, according to a poll by Consultores 21.

Chavez was favored by 46 percent of those surveyed compared with 45 percent for Capriles, said Saul Cabrera, vice president of the Caracas-based pollster. Another 9 percent of the 2,000 people polled between March 3 and 13 were undecided, Cabrera said today in an interview.