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Argentina Polls Show Neck-And-Neck Race Going Into Primaries

  • Management & Fit Poll shows Macri narrowly ahead in runoff
  • Pollsters can’t publish any more data before Aug. 11 primary
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Polls in Argentina show a very close, polarized race between President Mauricio Macri and opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez before the August 11 primary vote.

Fernandez is ahead of Macri in the primary but the current president would pull ahead in a potential November runoff vote, according to the latest poll by Argentine firm Management & Fit. In the primary, Fernandez is leading with 40.2% of voter intention to Macri’s 38.3%, a difference that’s within the poll’s margin of error. Third-placed candidate Roberto Lavagna would take 10.5% of votes, according to the poll.