By Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 8/15/2011
A new BGC-Excélsior poll comparing Marcelo Ebrard and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is particularly illuminating in light of the PRD’s decision to select its presidential candidate through an open poll of party members.
The vote will be very interesting. The poll (below) shows that while Ebrard polls best amongst the general population by a margin of 69 percent to 31 percent over AMLO, the PRD rank and file favors AMLO: he polls 68 percent, compared to Ebrard’s 32 percent.
The question facing PRD members is whether current “electability” numbers should be the principal criteria in deciding on a candidate.
WHO WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE THE PRD’S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2012?