Peruvian left candidate Pedro Castillo has increased the distance in terms of voting intent compared to his conservative rival in the June 6 elections, Keiko Fujimori, according to a recent poll. Almost five percentage points more than the leader of Fuerza Popular.
The poll, conducted by the Peruvian company Datum, shows that if the elections were held in the next 24 hours, Castillo would get 44.9 percent of the vote, compared to 40.1 percent that Fujimori would get.
The study shows not only a slight decrease in the election intent of the chairman of Fuerza Popular, but also an increase in the same percentage of undecided, which now equates to 9.2 percent of the voters who will be running for the second time next June 6.
Among the results of this new poll, there are 42 percent who believe Fuerza Popular has come up with a better government program, compared to 39 percent who believe Peru Libre has the most appropriate plan, Peru 21 reports.
The report also shows that 43 percent of respondents believe Keiko Fujimori will fail to deliver on his promises made during the campaign, while in the case of Castillo, 48 percent say he will keep what he promised.
The last five polls this market study and the public opinion firm conducted on the chances of both candidates observed how Fujimori improved in his voting intent from 26 percent in mid-April to reaching 40.1 percent a month later.
In Castillo’s case, the numbers in this latest poll ranged from 40.4 percent – the lowest – to 44.9 percent, which is its highest percentage. It should be noted that at no point was he under Fujimori. The empty voice is now low on these recent results.
To mark the occasion, Datum took into account the preferences of 1,200 people from across the country between May 18th and 20th.