The road to the presidency of Mexico seems clear for Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the candidate for Juntos Haremos Historia. According to the latest survey published by Reforma, and conducted one month before the July 1 elections, AMLO leads his rivals with 52 percent of those polled, four points more than his standing in the last poll.

According to Reforma, PAN and Por México al Frente candidate Ricardo Anaya continues to hold down second place in the electoral race at 26 percent, a drop of four points from the last poll. José Antonio Meade, leader of the Todos por México coalition, remains in third with 19 percent of the electoral preference.

The survey continues to place AMLO as the favorite to reach the Silla del Águila despite the voices of some of the country’s most influential businessmen, who have sent letters to their employees calling for a “smart vote.” This action has been interpreted in some political circles as a clear anti-AMLO position.

Anaya, the favored candidate of the business sector and the only one that remains competitive against AMLO, saw his poll numbers fade in the polls as AMLO continues to  capitalize on the popular discontent over the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto and PRI. The survey also showed Morena receiving the support of 42 percent of the population, placing itself as a main political force.

According to Reforma, 1,200 voters responded to the survey, which has a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent. The third presidential debate will take place on June 12 at the Gran Museo Maya, in Merida, at 9 p.m. It will be moderated by Gabriela Warkentin, Carlos Puig and Leonardo Curzio. The topics to be discussed will be: economic growth, poverty and inequality, education, science, technology and health and sustainable development and climate change.

 

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