Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Party politics in Mexico

PRI Leads, But Rivals Gain in Mexico

"Mexico’s largest political party is holding on to the top spot in the Latin American country, according to a poll by Consulta Mitofsky. 32.3 per cent of respondents would support the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in this year’s election to the Chamber of Deputies.

"The ruling National Action Party (PAN) is second with 26.8 per cent, followed by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) with 14.7 per cent...

"In the July 2006 legislative election, the PAN secured 206 seats in the 500-member Chamber of Deputies, followed by a PRD-led alliance with 160 lawmakers, and a coalition of the PRI and the Green Environmentalist Party (PVEM) with 121 mandates..."

Polling Data

Which party would you vote for in the next election to the Chamber of Deputies?

Mar. 2009

Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI): 32.3%

National Action Party (PAN): 26.8%

Democratic Revolution Party (PRD): 14.7%

Other: 5.3%

None of these / Not sure: 20.9%

Source: Consulta Mitofsky
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Mexican adults, conducted from Mar. 27 to Mar. 30, 2009. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.

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