Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 6/4/2011
Data and charts from the Presidential Pre-Candidates, May 2011, by Mitofsky. The below graph show all the candidates, based on recognizability and opinion:
- Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) is the most popular (27.5%) overall, and is recognized by 93% of respondents. His nearest contender, Manlio Fabio Beltrones, has a 3% positive popularity but is only recognized by 46.1%.
- Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD) is the most recognizable (95.8%), but has the most negative reaction (-10.5%). Marcelo Ebrard (PRD) pulls a more positive response (5.6%) but while less recognizable (76.4%) than López Obrador, more know him than any of the PAN candidates.
- In the PAN, Santiago Creel is more recognizable than second-place Josefina Vázquez Mota with 64.7% compared to her 50.8%, though people think more highly of Vázquez Mota (1.9% vs. -3.4%).