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Who's leading the race so far?

A look at the preferences for presidential candidates ahead of the 2018 General Election
Photos by EL UNIVERSAL
23/11/2017
08:11
Newsroom
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While no official presidential candidates have been announced thus far – excluding the independents who have already registered as candidate nominees – a poll conducted by EL UNIVERSAL/Buendía & Laredo regarding the upcoming 2018 presidential election places Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) ahead of any of the six potential candidate combinations.

According to the information published by EL UNIVERSAL, 40% of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of the national leader of the far- left National Regeneration Party (MORENA), while 33% expressed a negative one.

From all the possible candidates of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), it was the Minister of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, who continues leading the preferences for the party, with a 20% of favorable opinions against 24% negative ones. None of the other potential PRI candidates reached such positive percentages.

Regarding the coalition of the Citizen's Front for Mexico, both the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera, and the national leader of the National Action Party (PAN), Ricardo Anaya, fared similarly in the survey, with the Mayor of Mexico City currently with an advantage of six points in positive opinions.

Talking about independent candidates, when asked who would people give their signature to, former First Lady Margarita Zavala leads over the rest of the enrolled candidate nominees, with a total of 37% mentions, while Nuevo León Governor Jaime “El Bronco” Rodríguez, Nahua Representative of the Indigenous Governing Council María de Jesús "Marichuy" Patricio, and journalist Pedro Ferriz de Con registered 10%, 8%, and 7%, respectively.

The survey was conducted between November 10 and 17, and respondents were presented with different candidate scenarios.

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