Chavez Ahead of Capriles by Almost 30% in Voting Intentions
Caracas, May 16 (AVN-RHC) -- A recent survey conducted by the polling firm Consultores 30-11 shows that incumbent President Hugo Chavez leads voting intentions with 56.8 percent, while right-wing candidate Henrique Capriles obtained 27.1 percent.
Presenting results of the survey on Tuesday, director of the polling firm, German Campos, said the gap between the two candidates is 29.7 percent; adding that compared with previous polls, it is evident that voting intention remains almost invariable.
An issue in favor of President Hugo Chavez is the high approval rating for his administration, currently standing at 66.1 percent including those who think the Hugo Chavez government is excellent (21.1 percent), good (31.3 percent) and between regular and good (13.7 percent). Only 32.3 percent of those polled rated the administration negatively.
Concerning voters’ preferences, 67.3 percent of respondents said President Chavez talks more sincerely about his proposals, while 24.7 percent expressed the same opinion about Capriles.
As noted by Campos: “The lack of clarity in his statements and proposals” has led to the stagnation of Capriles’ candidacy, who has not managed to rise in polls since he became the opposition challenger for October’s presidential elections.
Fieldwork for the poll was carried out on May 9th through the 12th with 4,370 interviewees in 17 of 23 states in the country.