Datum Poll: Fujimori increases lead over Humala

Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori has increased her lead over competitor Ollanta Humala in the campaign for Peru’s presidency, according to a recent poll by firm Datum Internacional.

The national poll of 1,210 people from May 7-9 gives Fujimori 40.6 percent support, compared to 37.9 percent for Humala. The result supports a trend in polls that have shown Fujimori slowly narrow the gap on Humala since the first round vote on April 10.

The poll, which had a margin of error of 2.8 percent, shows that Humala’s biggest liability is his ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The 48-year-old left-wing nationalist has tried to distance himself from Chavez in this campaign and align his proposals more closely to that of Brazil’s moderate ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The poll shows that Fujimori’s strongest base of support is in the wealthier socio-economic sectors and among youth. In socio-economic group A/B, Fujimori has 53.5 percent support compared to 21 percent for Humala.

More than 40 percent of the voters between 18 and 24 years old say they plan to vote for Fujimori, compared to 36.1 percent for Humala.

Humala’s strongest support base continues to be in the poorer sectors. In sector D, Humala has 42.4 percent support, compared to 37.1 percent for Fujimori. In sector E, the poorest group, Humala has 40.7 percent support versus 34.9 percent for Fujimori.

The election is scheduled for June 5 and a presidential debate is planned for May 29.

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  1. Is this a joke? Just last week el fiscal superior Óscar Zevallos Palomino asked for a punishment of 8 years in prison for Manuel Torrado y Manuel Saavedra, directivos de DATUM y CPI, in judicial process from an accusation that they were receiving $30,000 and $20,000 per month from montesinos to give positive poll numbers for Fujimori. And you still quote Datum polls?

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