Survey Reveals There is No Clear Favorite to Win the Costa Rican Presidential Elections

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In Costa Rica there is no clear favorite for the elections on February 2, with more than half the electorate divided and undecided-voters, while the main presidential candidates are virtually tied, a survey revealed today.

    The research firm Unimer for La Nacion found among likely voters, the presidential candidate of the leftist Frente Amplio, José María Villalta, is the one most support with 22%, followed by the Libertarian Movement, Otto Guevara, and the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN), Johnny Araya, with 19% support each.

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    In fourth place is Luis Guillermo Solis of the Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 8%, followed by Rodolfo Piza Social Christian Party (PUSC) Unit, with 5%.

    71% of likely voters is broken down into the undecided (34%) and those who have already chosen their candidate (37%), while 29% of likely abstainers is divided into those who definitely will not vote (18%), which may not vote (4%) and those who are unlikely to vote (7%)

    Among the main reasons for the fall of Araya is the discontent of the people with the work of the president, Laura Chinchilla, who is from the same political party.

    The survey found that only 11% of respondents considered “good or very good” work Chinchilla, 27% “regular” and 61% “bad or very bad”.

    With this information, candidates are far from reaching the 40% of the valid minimum votes required to win the election in the first round.

    The survey released today was conducted between 8 and 20 November, based on 2,416 personal interviews, has a margin of error of 2.4% and a confidence level of 95%.

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