Mexico’s ruling leftist party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, widely seen as a guardian of the outgoing president’s legacy, is the favorite to win the 2024 presidential race, according to a recent poll.
Ms Sheinbaum of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) will get 47% of the vote, according to the poll among 1,205 men and women by EncolSurvey and the Spanish newspaper El Pais, published late on Wednesday.
Opposition coalition candidate Xochitl Galvez will get 30% of the votes.
Respondents were asked to choose between Sheinbaum, Gálvez, and former Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Sheinbaum’s main rival for the presidential party’s nomination. The “undecided” option was also introduced.
When asked to choose between two female trailblazers for the first time in Mexican history, Sheinbaum received 55% and Gálvez 34%.
The face-to-face survey was conducted in early September and has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.83% with a confidence level of 95% for key indicators of the survey.
Ms Sheinbaum, 61, resigned as mayor of Mexico City in June to run for president. He is committed to continuing the transformation begun under the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.