Mexico presidential frontrunner holds wide lead: poll
MEXICO CITY |
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential frontrunner Enrique Pena Nieto has maintained his wide lead over leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday.
The latest voter survey for the July 1 election by Consulta Mitofsky showed support for Pena Nieto, of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), at 37.6 percent, down 0.2 points from a poll published by the firm last week.
Support for 2006 runner-up Lopez Obrador, who has risen in polls in recent weeks during a series of youth-led protests against the PRI candidate, rose 0.3 points to 24.3 percent.
Josefina Vazquez Mota, from the ruling National Action Party(PAN) saw support for her candidacy fall 0.8 points from the previous survey to 20.8 percent.
(Writing by Simon Gardner)
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