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López Obrador leads presidential polls with Anaya second

Mexico City, Mexico — Reports show presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has gained a significant lead in electoral polls with 48 percent support.

The leftist politician has advanced in the presidential elections, moving 22 points from his closest rival, according to a poll published by Diario Reforma.

López Obrador of the Morena party, who is running for presidency for the third time, obtained 48 percent of the support. Next in popular vote is Ricardo Anaya, from the front formed by the right-wing National Action Party (PAN) and the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), which fell to 26 percent of preferences from 32 percent of the previous survey.

The candidate for an alliance led by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), José Antonio Meade, a former finance minister, remained in the third place with 18 percent of the support.

Reforma reports their survey was conducted April 12 to 15 and included 1,200 people with a margin error of +/- 3.7 percent. The results are effective percentages without considering 19 percent non-response.

More than 87 million Mexicans are eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. Mexico’s National Electoral Institute has teamed up with Google to help Mexican vote in the July 1 elections that will include voting for 128 new senator positions and 500 deputies of the Lower House across Mexico as well as a new president.