Green Party presidential candidate Antanas Mockus overtook the Conservative Party’s Noemi Sanin to gain second place in a Colombian voter intention poll, behind Partido de la U’s Juan Manuel Santos, according to a survey released by the National Consulting Center on Thursday.
As with previous polls, Santos continues to lead the race, with 37% of Colombians surveyed saying they would vote for him if the elections were held tomorrow.
Mockus is now in second place with 22%, while Sanin dropped to third, with 20% of people favoring the Conservative candidate.
Sanin had a strong lead on Mockus in March, when a Gallup poll was released.
In the poll released today, only 6% of Colombians said that they would vote for Polo Democratico’s Gustavo Petro, just ahead of Liberal Party candidate Rafael Pardo on 5%. Cambio Radical candidate German Vargas lagged at the tail end of the poll with 3%.