Monday, May 15, 2006

The Mexico Effect

I've spoken about why the US should care about Mexico's Presidential election, and its relation to the US immigration debate. According to El Universal, one of Mexico's major dailies, Felipe Calderon has surged into the overall lead (article in Spanish) - for the first time since January. Frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has hit his lowest ebb since that time. According to the El Universal poll, more voters are self identifying as independents, and more independents are supporting Calderon. He's also gaining among younger voters - those 18-40 years of age.

With the President's speech tonight expected to go over poorly in Mexico, it'll be interesting to see the turn that the campaign takes from here.

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