Friday, June 23, 2006

In Mexico, AMLO With a Narrow Lead, Late

Two polls show Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with a lead of two points, and another shows him with a lead of three points, over PAN candidate Felipe Calderon.

Newsday provides a profile of AMLO that makes him look like a rock star, and emphasizes his promises of lavish government spending. The Washington Post compares and contrasts him with Bill Clinton.

Michael Barone has had pithy commentary on the race, and he recently noted that in the polls which show lower support for Roberto Madrazo - the third major candidate - Calderon fares better. He suggests that as we get closer to election day (July 2), voters may decide that Madrazo can't win and shift their support to Calderon.

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