Last Poll: Santos wins first round but could lose runoff with Mockus.
Juan Manuel Santos is still tied with candidate Antanas Mockus
Colombian front-running presidential candidates Juan Manuel Santos and Antanas Mockus remain tied in a poll released on Wednesday before the May 30 election, but Mockus holds the edge in a likely June runoff, reported Reuters.
Santos, former defense minister for President Alvaro Uribe, would get 37.5 percent of intended votes in the first round, with Mockus, a former Bogota mayor, getting 35.4 percent, the Invamer-Gallup poll said.
In a second round, Mockus would win with 48.5 percent of votes against Santos’ 43 percent.
If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote on May 30, the two top contenders will square off in a June 20 runoff to decide who succeeds the popular Uribe, a U.S. ally who is stepping down after two terms battling rebels and reducing violence from the country’s war. Four other major candidates trail far behind.
The most recent poll was carried out with 1,200 eligible voters from Saturday to Monday and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. READ MORE HERE