HAVANA, Cuba.- Most surveys carried out in Venezuela indicate that Hugo Chavez will win October 7 presidential elections by overwhelming majority of votes.
Journalist and former vice-president Jose Vicente Rangel said that the voting intention for Chavez reached 54.8 percent last May, while opposition candidate Henrique Carpriles only got 26.3 percent, according to a poll by the Venezuela’s Data Analysis Institute (Ivad), Rangel told Venezuelan television, PL news agency reported.
The analyst explained that the people’s trust in the head of state was as high as 64.5 percent and their positive evaluation reached 75.7 percent. “These figures reveal that Chavez has 28.5 percent advantage over Carpriles,” said Rangel.
The position of Chavez consolidates, while the opposition is heading to a resounding defeat said the journalist, who noted that a major problem facing the Venezuelan opposition is disregarding the fact that the people has changed as they now consider values quite different from those established by the right-wing circles.