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Chavez Lead Narrows in Latest Datanalisis Poll in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s lead narrowed in the latest poll from Caracas-based Datanalisis seven weeks ahead of October’s national election, according to Jefferies Group Inc.

Chavez had 46.8 percent support compared with 34.2 percent for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, showing that his lead narrowed to 12.5 points from 15.3 percentage points in June, Siobhan Morden, head of Latin American fixed-income strategy at Jefferies in New York wrote today in a note to clients. The poll showed that 18.8 percent of those surveyed were undecided, according to the note.