President Chávez Favored With 57.22 Percent Support

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A new survey conducted during June by the polling firm Datanalisis indicates that 57.2 percent of Venezuelans favor President Hugo Chávez in the October 7 elections, informed Venezuelan journalist José Vicente Rangel on Sunday.

During his weekly television show José Vicente Hoy, Rangel said that if the elections were to be held on Sunday, Chávez would win with 47 percent support while the opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski would obtain 30 percent of votes. Another 23 percent are still undecided, according to Datanalisis. The gap favoring Chávez reached 17 percent.

President Chávez’s approval rating for his time in office was measured at 62.55 percent.

Rangel also discussed the latest analysis of political blocks conducted from June 2011 to June 2012 by Venezuelan Institute of Data Analysis (IVAD).

According to IVAD, in June 2011, support for the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) reached 45.4 percent, while support for other political organizations stood at 22.9 percent.

As of June 2012, support for the PSUV had increased by 11.7 percentage points, while support for other parties fell by 10.7 percentage points, a sharp decline.

This poll is the latest to evaluate public opinion ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

To learn more about the presidential race, see our special section on the 2012-2013 Elections.

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