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Mexico Populist AMLO Surges to 22 Points Ahead of Rivals in Poll

Nacha Cattan

Mexico’s frontrunner has just clocked a new milestone in his race toward the presidency, distancing himself from his rivals by 22 percentage points in a new poll ahead of the July 1 election. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whose economic proposals have unsettled investors, was backed by 48 percent in a poll by Reforma newspaper, while support for Ricardo Anaya of a right-left coalition slid to 26 percent. Jose Antonio Meade of the ruling PRI party remained steady at 18 percent.