Maduro Far Ahead of Venezuelan Presidential Candidates, Says Poll

Local sources informed that a field study carried out from 22 to 27 March reveals an intention to vote in favor of Maduro of 56.9 percent.

The candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, exceeds by a gap of 15.8 percentage units the main opposition representative Henrique Capriles to the vote of April 14, according to a poll released Tuesday in this capital.

According to statements to Venezolana de Television by Lorenzo Martinez, coordinator of the firm International Consulting Service (ICS), a field study carried out from 22 to 27 March reveals an intention to vote in favor of Maduro of 56.9 percent.

The poll, “with a confidence level of 95 percent and a two percent margin of error also shows that 41.1 percent of the 1 600 respondents would vote for Capriles.

But the advantage for the current acting president of Venezuela increases when investigating in the perception of surveyed, regardless of political preferences-about who will win the elections.

In this regard, 67.1 percent expect a victory of Maduro, while only 19.8 percent bets on the governor of Miranda state.

Moreover, Capriles has a rejection level of 60.3 percent, very high, compared to the 36.6 of Maduro.

According to Martinez, this is one of the factors limiting the possibility to reverse the current trend of voting intentions when there are just a few days left for the elections.

The ICS survey also testifies that 73.6 percent of the polled go from some to much confidence in the management of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council.

 

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