Pena Nieto's Party in the Lead Ahead of Mexico Mid-Terms

A poll released on Tuesday shows Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is in the lead ahead of Sunday's mid-term elections, potentially returning President Enrique Pena Nieto his razor-thin lower house majority. On Sunday, Pena Nieto faces his first national vote since winning the presidency in 2012. The lower house, nine governorships and various state legislatures are up for grabs. The new poll, released on Tuesday by pollster Consulta Mitofsky, showed that 32 percent of those surveyed would vote for Pena Nieto's centrist PRI, eight points ahead of the center-right National Action Party. The leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution had 17 percent, while its recently formed offshoot Morena, led by ex-presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, was on 10 percent



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