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Maduro has 16% lead according to final survey of the Polls

category international | elections / politics | other press author Thursday April 11, 2013 16:50author by Turing

Maduro leads in the polls but the Right-wing Opposition Candidate Capriles has attacked the National Electoral Council & refuses tosSign CNE document re respecting the Results. Another coup attempt. may be in the works. More at link and on the site.

Nicolas Maduro goes into Sunday’s elections with a huge lead in the polls, according to the final survey of the polls carried out by the VSC.

This shows:

• The average lead for Nicolas Maduro is 16%
• Nicolas Maduro scored an average 53% compared to 37% for his main rival Henrique Capriles. (See chart 1)
• Only 10% of voters have yet to make up their mind about who they are supporting or will not vote. This is not enough to overturn Maduro’s lead.
• When the figures are adjusted just to look at those who have decided how they will vote, Maduro’s lead extends to 18%. (See chart 2)
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro

As the election is in only three days, no further polls polls in Venezuela can be carried out.

Responding to the survey Francisco Dominguez, Secretary of the VSC said:

“Every single poll gives a strong lead to Nicolas Maduro in the race to be Venezuela’s next President.
This is the real reason for the debate in Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition about whether they should accept the election results or instead seek to discredit the whole process as an excuse for yet another electoral failure.”

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