Colombian Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus holds a 3.5 point lead over Partido de la U’s Juan Manuel Santos, according to the latest voter poll conducted by Datexco.
Datexco’s latest poll places Mockus in the lead with 32.8% of Colombians surveyed saying they would vote for the former Bogota mayor. Santos comes in second with 29.3%.
Polo Democratico’s Gustavo Petro has moved into third place with 7.5%, while the Conservative Party’s Noemi Sanin dropped to fourth place for the first time with 5.6%. German Vargas Lleras of Cambio Radical has 4.3%, followed by the Liberal Party’s Rafael Pardo with 3.1%
In a hypothetical second round election face-off between Santos and Mockus, 47.9% of those surveyed said they would vote for Mockus, and 33.6% for “Uribista” Santos.
The Datexco survey, held between May 11 and 13, interviewed Colombians from 37 municipalities around Colombia via telephone.
This poll’s results vary from one published Thursday by CM&, which places Santos in the lead with 38% and Mockus second with 36%. In a potential second round election, Mockus and Santos draw, with each earning 47% of voter support.
These results also vary from the Datexco poll released last Friday, which give Mockus 37.7% and Santos 25.2%.
Colombia’s presidential elections will be held on May 30. If none of the candidates wins more than 50% of the vote, the two most popular candidates will compete in a second round runoff.