MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Former Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum held a snug benefit within the race to be the leftist ruling occasion’s 2024 presidential nominee, in line with an opinion ballot printed on Tuesday, the eve of the announcement of the winner.
A phone survey printed by newspaper El Financiero, utilizing the identical methodology chosen by the ruling Nationwide Regeneration Motion (MORENA) to pick out its candidate, put Sheinbaum at 36% help, adopted by former International Minister Marcelo Ebrard at 25%.
The Sept. 1-2 survey polled 500 Mexican adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 proportion factors. Sheinbaum’s benefit was wider than the seven-point lead she held in an El Financiero ballot carried out July 28-29.
MORENA will on Wednesday announce who might be its candidate to succeed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, primarily based on nationwide polling over the previous week that provides a 75% weighting to the query of who’s the popular alternative.
The remaining 25% is decided by the general public’s notion of how contenders rating on 5 questions regarding their honesty, proximity to the folks, data of the nation, whether or not they hold their phrase, and the way favorably they’re considered.
Sheinbaum was clearly forward on all the supplementary questions aside from her data of the nation, the place the skilled Ebrard narrowly beat her, El Financiero stated.
Ebrard has raised considerations about the way in which by which the ballot has been carried out, and did so once more on Monday night.
Sheinbaum, a detailed ally of Lopez Obrador, has been considered for months because the one to beat. The favored Lopez Obrador can’t search a second six-year time period as a result of Mexican regulation prohibits it.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)