12/31/2011: The Mexico City mayoral race (El Universal data)

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 12/31/2011

A new poll from El Universal suggests that the PRD has increased its lead as the preferred party for the Mexico City mayorship, although the PRI’s Beatriz Paredes remains the most recognizable and popular. The election will be held on July 1st, 2012, the same day as the presidential contest.

  • The PRD received the support of 32 percent of respondents in November 2011, up from 25 percent in August 2011. The PRI remained steady at 21 percent, and the PAN dropped slightly from 11 to 10 percent.

  • The PRI’s Beatriz Paredes led the pack of potential candidates, with 88 percent of respondents recognizing her and 40 percent responding with a positive opinion, compared to 19 percent with a negative opinion.

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