Mexico About to Vote to Become the Next Venezuela

Why isn’t the mainstream media more concerned that Mexico is about to elect a socialist candidate?

The citizens of Mexico have the right to vote for whom they want. But after what has happened in Venezuela we know it will affect our border and other aspects of the U.S. if Mexico goes full Socialist. Yet the story doesn’t seem to concern the national news media.

To describe a candidate in Mexico as “left-leaning” is pretty serious. Mexico itself is already left-leaning! A candidate who stands out as left-leaning in that context is really extreme left.

The Dallas News reports, “Poll: Mexico’s left-leaning presidential candidate Lopez Obrador widens lead.

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Mexican left-leaning presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his lead over his nearest rival, surpassing the 50 percent mark for the first time with a month to go before the July 1 presidential election, according to a poll by Reforma newspaper.

The May 24-27 voter survey, co-sponsored by The Dallas Morning News and the University of North Texas-Dallas, showed Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, with a 2-to-1 lead, winning 52 percent of the vote, the widest margin in any poll during the frenetic campaign. His nearest rival Ricardo Anaya, from the right-left coalition, came in at 26 percent, down from 30 points in Reforma‘s last poll in mid-April.

Running third was Jose Antonio Meade, candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. His support remained steady at 19 percent, according to the poll, which comes following the second of three presidential debates, and after the withdrawal of independent candidate Margarita Zavala.

“Unless there is something really heroic, tragic or absolutely imponderable …., this race is indeed as over as it can be,” said Carlos Bravo Regidor, a political analyst and associate professor at CIDE, a public research center in Mexico City. “In general, AMLO’s advantage is too big and seems too consolidated. The other candidates have not been able to connect with a majority.”

The latest poll also seems to set aside any talk of a looming strategic vote, that is voters waiting until the end […]. According to the poll, Lopez Obrador’s support continues to grow, while Anaya’s is falling and Meade’s is holding steady.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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